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Old 07-06-2007, 08:14 AM
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I would love to be a fly on the wall when that bill comes in.
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Thanks for all the advice....

So bottom line is, have international calling turned on by Cingular, and use sparingly, is that it?

And once you do get the international calling thing, do you just dial as usual, or is there a series of stuff to type in first? Just wondering how much trouble this is going to be....
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Oop, I thought you had T-mobile. I guess that I just saw it in someone else's posting. Yes, take the phone to cingular (at&t). They also have an international calling discount plan. For $5 per month you will receive much better international rates on calls when outside the u.s. It is not a contract, you can add it for one month and cancel it without any hidden fees. Ask the sales associate about it when you go in.
Every country has their own country code that you will have to dial first. Lots of "fluff", but easy.
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I tried a Trac-Fone (pre-paid deal) on my last cruise and it worked just fine. I think it even sounded better than the Verizon I also had.
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I bought a TracFone for my son to use, and we also have another one I bought for my wife to use during her hospital stays last year. I agree - they work great and frankly when my current Verizon contract expires I am thinking of going full time with the TracFones - much cheaper over the course of a year too.
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like i said our pre -paid phones worked great in the ports calling back home,never had a problem with them. 25.00 for a seven day cruise that was worth it,wife called every other day to check on dad.
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I have a couple of old TracFones laying around...perhaps that would be best to dig those out.
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I decided to get the TracFone as a backup phone after I drowned my Verizon phone on a cruise last November. Waterproof fanny pack... yeah, right.....
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A couple of cruises ago we took my daughter. She stayed on the cell phone 24/7 with her boyfriend. Everytime we got near a port, she was checking her messages, etc. Luckily it was at her expense, not mine. I never got so sick of anything in my life. I say leave the cell phones at home. I may be old-fashioned, but can't these people wait until we get home to chat?

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We don't use a cell phone on the cruise, but need it to contact our limo driver once we return to port. The usual drill is they want you to call them XX minutes before you leave the ship so they can get in position. So - we need to carry a cell phone with us.
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