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Nysie
01-25-2004, 10:56 AM
I will need to make an important phone call while onboard the ship. Has anyone made phone calls onboard? Are they done directly from your stateroom? Also, is the connection clear? Thank you!! :listen:

Goofy Girl
01-25-2004, 12:13 PM
We did use the stateroom phone once when we had a sick relative back home. The connection was very good, but there is a delay in the communication - so I would think that they didn't hear me, and would start repeating myself, only to find out I was talking over them....it took some getting used to - as long as you keep that in mind, you should be fine.

kcashner
01-25-2004, 12:14 PM
It can be done from your stateroom. The connection is clear. The cost was $6.95 per minute the last time I knew. If it is possible to do your business/get your info by e-mail, that is available also for 75 cents per minute. If your phone call can be made from a port instead of the ship, that is also a lot cheaper.

MarceRN
01-25-2004, 12:57 PM
Hubby called his mom from sea on my cell phone and did get a signal but an operator came on and was speaking spanish so my daughter had to direct the call. Can't wait to see the bill on that one

Nysie
01-25-2004, 01:03 PM
Thank you all for your help!!I forgot to ask if you can make a toll free call as well. Thanks again!! :wave2:

currycook
01-25-2004, 02:06 PM
I did not, but a close friend did and said it was very expensive. I dont think it can be toll free.

glindamood
01-25-2004, 02:13 PM
Very expensive from the ship - could it be done from one of the ports with a phone card as it would be much less expensive? The other suggestion would be e-mail - from either the port or from the ship.

GenieNet
01-25-2004, 02:37 PM
I made phone calls from the ports with a normal prepaid phone card. I bought an MCI 670 minute card at Costco and that was plenty, even with the international call from St. Maarten. In St. Thomas, it was a 1:1 ratio since it was considered a domestic call. I can't speak to the Western itinerary since I haven't been on that yet...but again, the ship-to-shore phones on the ship are $6.95 a minute and should only be used in an emergency.