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Old 12-29-2009, 10:11 AM
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Just curious: Has anyone had any success tethering a laptop to a Droid using Verizon Wireless service to get around RCCL's Wi-Fi fees?
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Jim will know more about this than anyone else around the forum. However, I "think" cellphone service when using the ship's cellular signal system is limited to voice and texting and Global email and GlobalAccess are not available.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:43 PM
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But wouldn't the cellular be taking its signal directly from the satellite?

Dangit! They getcha comin' and goin'!
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But wouldn't the cellular be taking its signal directly from the satellite?
No. As I understand it all cellular service goes through the same system provided by the cruise line's contractor - Wireless Maritime Services. WMS has contracts with the various wireless providers which is where the billing occurs, and limits on service imposed.

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