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Can you get any cell phone coverage on or off the ship? How about in the port citys? (Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel) We are going on the Carnival Conquest in October and I am just wondering about how to keep in touch with my family. I know the room phones and internet cafe can get quite spendy. How do you all keep in touch with family back home?

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Can you get any cell phone coverage on or off the ship? How about in the port citys? (Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel) We are going on the Carnival Conquest in October and I am just wondering about how to keep in touch with my family. I know the room phones and internet cafe can get quite spendy. How do you all keep in touch with family back home?

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I had reception in Cozumel- can't speak for the rest!
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Check with your cell phone provider. We had coverage in Grand Cayman with Cingular, BUT after talking to my daughter for less than 8 minutes, my phone bill was over $80.00 for the call. In Grand Cayman there are internet cafes that charge very little to use and you can also purchase a phone card and use at the pay phones close to the dock. Cozumel used to have internet and phone cafes but not sure what is there now since the hurricanes.
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It all depends on what your cell phone provider offers. We have nextel and did not have signal anywhere. You may want to consider taking walkie talkies to keep in touch
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On our cruise last year, my boyfriend and I didn't get much service anywheres. We both have Sprint, and it only pretty much worked in San Juan, and then when we got back to Florida. We had them shut off the rest of the vacation, since they were either roaming in analog, or had no service at all. I used a payphone in St. Maarten to call my Mom and say hi, and I talked to her for maybe 3 minutes...not even, and the bill was about $80. lol
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We called the mainland from St. Thomas and it was just like being home.
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The ITT people said mine would work at most of the ports you mentioned but I just gave my family the ships AT SEA phone # in case of an emergency otherwise shut it off ! Heck your on vacation !
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I know the whole "you are on vacation" thing, but I liked calling my family to tell them I was ok and that I was having a blast. I plan on doing it again this year. I know my mom didn't mind the $80 bill from when I called her from a payphone in St. Maarten (cell didn't work). I knew she was worried (she worries about everything hehe), so I knew she was glad to hear from me, even if it was for a few minutes.
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Georgi, speaking as a parent, I can appreciate that your Mom loved hearing from you while you were away! My kids are good at keeping in touch when they're traveling, either by finding an internet cafe or calling. Even when my daughter was living in Bangladesh, I heard from her regularly and was very grateful that she kept in touch. Moms are funny that way!

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