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Old 07-07-2006, 01:17 PM
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Anyone have any suggestions as for an international cell phone that we can rent for our cruise. We have a 6 year old that is staying with family so we want to have a phone available. Any suggestions appreciated
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Anyone have any suggestions as for an international cell phone that we can rent for our cruise. We have a 6 year old that is staying with family so we want to have a phone available. Any suggestions appreciated
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Old 07-07-2006, 02:05 PM
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This is NOT what I would suggest but if you feel the need for 24/7 coverage then you would want to rent a satellite phone. If it's a true EMERGENCY, then your sitter can call the ship and the front desk will find you. Yes, its expensive but in the case of a real emergency, money is not an issue. But, if all you want to do is call to see how junior is doing then, as an alternative, when you arrive in port, you can find any number of phone cards you can purchase to use on a public phone to call home.

Personally, I have a tri-mode mobile phone with service from T-Mobile. I can receive and place calls in most countries around the world and have used it from China to Africa to India. But, when you are at sea and out of range of the cell towers, it is only good as a paperweight! Some ships are beginning to add mobile coverage (e.g. RCI's Freedom of the Seas) on board.
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regular cell phones stop working about shortly after setting off.
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Old 07-07-2006, 02:20 PM
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Phone cards...definately will do. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Some ships are beginning to add mobile coverage (e.g. RCI's Freedom of the Seas) on board.


Chuck, when I was on Freedom, they only cell service that worked was Cingular. My Verizon phone and I were out of luck.

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Old 07-08-2006, 06:19 AM
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Carnival is adding cell service fleet wide click here to see!

http://carnival.com/CMS/Articles/fle..._wireless.aspx
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misty they do have an internet cafe that you could use to check on your kid .is for got the rate i dont know,but here it is.
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When in San Juan and St. Thomas, I use a phone card from Sam's club (3.4 cents a minute)plus a 25 cent connecting charge. Any U.S. phone card will work it those two ports. Some cell phones work also.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:45 PM
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Thanks everyone...i am going to buy a few phone cards. I will be fine, I just need to check up on her once in a while...I would say it was for her but I would be lying
 
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