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  1. Opie&JimmyShow

    Opie&JimmyShow Registered User

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    I'm going on a cruise this summer and will be away for a roughly 10 days. I was thinking about getting a satellite phone to bring with me. Anyone here have experience with them? Any recommendations?

    Thanks.

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  2. Sinn Fein

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    Does the ship have Wifi? You may not need to go that route.
     
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  3. MurphCO

    MurphCO Well-Known Member
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    The ships have WiFi unless it’s one of those super small sailboat cruises....

    Plus you’ll have service at every port and sometimes randomly in the middle of the water, you’ll hear everyone else’s phones going crazy all of the sudden...


    What route are you taking?


    We had service in the middle of the Mediterranean on our last cruise, fucking 3G randomly
     
  4. Bobobie

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    You have to pay for a WIFI package on a cruise. Most block streaming sites like HULU, and they also block SKYPE. You can only connect to certain social media sites like Facebook and Google +. The fastest package offered is $14 a day. Your best bet would be free WIFI sites in port. You would be better off talking to your phone provider and seeing if you can pay for a temporary package that has free roaming for the Caribbean.
     
  5. whiskeyguy

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    Learn to go 10 days without a phone.


    Wavy.
     
  6. THE FEZ MAN

    THE FEZ MAN as a matter of fact i dont have 5$

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    Beat me to it, option two, is to look at what your service provider offers, when I go to Europe I pay an extra 50$ and have cell service and a limited amount of data, then just use WiFi everywhere else, cell service in Europe is a great scam because there are so many carriers and they will all whack you for roaming fees if they can
     
  7. Opie&JimmyShow

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    Yes it does. It's very expensive and in my experience not very good.

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  8. Begbie

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    "No, it's not a cell phone...it's a SATELLITE PHONE!"
     
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  9. MurphCO

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    Vodaphone in Europe, BITD I had a pay by the minute type burner phone I would just buy minutes for while in Europe, then with Vodaphone upgrading their service it was easier and cheaper to just buy the roaming package for the time I was there
     
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    This is probably one of the greatest things about a cruise...those days at sea when nobody gives a shit because the phones are off and the drinks are frozen...
     
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    I was on a carnival cruise last year. Wifi was pretty trash and expensive. The first day or so we had cell service. But my phone allows me to make wifi calls and texts so I was able to keep in touch with my mom while she had my son. ATT has a international day pass I forget how much it is 5 or 10 bucks a day. You can just use your phone like regular with no roaming charges. We were in the Bahamas they have a list of countries the day pass works it. Worth a look.

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