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Old 11-25-2006, 01:16 PM
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Hi Everyone! I need help! My mother isn't well, and I really want to check in on her while cruising. I know the rates on the ship, but what about in Mexico? Do I need to buy a calling card to use out of the country, or what? What's my most inexpensive route to take? I need to check in on her for the peace of mind.

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Old 11-25-2006, 11:26 PM
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Annies, I have not used one in Mexico, but I did on Barbados once. I think the phone card was the least expensive way to go.

Some Jamaican friends buy phone cards at Walmart to phone home pretty cheaply. But I don't know if is only for US use or what.
Read it well first if you get one stateside.

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Old 11-26-2006, 01:50 AM
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Depending on how far out your curise is, you may be able to change your cell phone plan to include international calling. It may be a bit cheaper, not sure. I would check with your cell service. When you get back you can change it back, most companies are now changing them at no cost. Theres always a collect call.

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Old 11-26-2006, 05:37 AM
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:29 AM
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Some of the Carnival ships now offer cell service. It will bill at the international rate for Verizon that is or was $2.49 per min.

I just got back from the Legend which has cell service. Although I had a very strong signal and Verizon assured me my phone would work I was unable to make calls.
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:08 PM
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we have t-mobil and we made calls from st thomas, san juan, and half moon cay no luck in grand turk, but kept in touch with the family because of sick father
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