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Old 08-16-2005, 10:24 AM
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Hi... I am traveling to hawaii in Sept on NCL and I am wondering if people were able to use your cell phone on board. I am assuming not in Fanning Island and on the way but mainly in between island hopping ?
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:00 PM
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I too am anxious to learn the answer to this question! Thanks for asking.
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Old 08-16-2005, 04:09 PM
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My wife was recently on the Pride of Aloha while I was in Europe (12 time zones away) We were able to communicate with oe another (T Mobiel with International enabled) but only when she was on an island in a populated area. It did not work at sea and also did not work when she was in the countryside.

I called her one evening when I was in Amsterdam and caught her sitting on Waikiki Beach. It was 11pm for me and 11am for her...oh what did we do before cell phones?

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:18 PM
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For International use the GSM phones have the best chance of working. However none of them will work at sea. Cell phones have a pretty short range. If you want a phone that will work at sea you will need a satellite phone.
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:57 PM
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I had no problems with my cell in any of the ports. Didn't try it at sea - -
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