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ACJT 03-18-2013 09:06 AM

Wave phone
 
Can someone explain how the wave phones work. I keep reading people mention them. I'm curious.

trickiwoo 03-18-2013 09:19 AM

Every stateroom comes with 2 wave phones. They are free to use, but if you damage or lose yours you have to pay to replace them.

They are satellite phones that will let you call or text any other wave phone on the ship. So you can use them to get in touch with other members in your travel party.

The phones are numbered by stateroom. So for example we were in room 5688, so our phones were 56881 and 56882. So if I had phone 1 and my husband had phone 2, I could either dial number 56882 from my wave phone to call him, or send a text message to number 56882.

The phones do not ring, they just vibrate.

silence 03-18-2013 09:24 AM

Anyone know how much it is to "rent" another phone?

TheMonkeyLady 03-18-2013 11:07 AM

You will love love love having the wave phone!! It is such a wonderful convenience!! Just be careful, you will be charged if they get lost or broken!!

KristiMc 03-18-2013 11:14 AM

The wave phone is also how the kids clubs will contact you if your children want to be picked up or if they have a message to send out. We got a couple of messages saying that our child was participating in a show if we wanted to attend.

jjje 03-18-2013 11:48 AM

How do they work? Not well mostly. Maybe it's just because my husband and I are spoiled by our smart phones but we had the hardest time getting those wave phones to work. Half the time we would call each other we couldn't hear each other. We found the texting confusing as well. My poor husband didn't realize that the phone was asking him if it should "show?" my messages to him and he thought I was constantly asking him to go to a show. :rolleyes: I think the phones are a great idea and I love that they offer them but I don't feel like they work all that well.

ses1230 03-18-2013 12:10 PM

Do they have a clip so you can "wear" it?

KristiMc 03-18-2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ses1230 (Post 47834643)
Do they have a clip so you can "wear" it?

No clip.

MDennis28 03-18-2013 12:34 PM

You can buy a fabric holder with a clip on etsy specifically for them. Might do that for September.

tinkerbell 766 03-18-2013 12:49 PM

DS (nearly 14) will be using the phones in the Edge, in the corridors etc. to call us and let us know of his plans. I trust him to do this, but I do not trust him to not put the phone down somewhere, loose it and incur a $250.00 bill for me!!!!

pjacobi 03-18-2013 12:51 PM

Extra phones are $3.50 per day
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by silence (Post 47832835)
Anyone know how much it is to "rent" another phone?

Most rooms have 2 phone, while suites have 4 phone. Extra phones can be rented for $3.50 per day.


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jjje 03-18-2013 01:02 PM

I bought a dark blue lanyard in the shop for pretty inexpensive. It had a clear pouch on the front that I suppose was meant for the room key but I found the phone slipped right into it. It worked well and since it was right in front of me all the time I was always able to see when I call a call or confused text.

su_A_ve 03-18-2013 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjje (Post 47834359)
How do they work? Not well mostly. Maybe it's just because my husband and I are spoiled by our smart phones but we had the hardest time getting those wave phones to work. Half the time we would call each other we couldn't hear each other. We found the texting confusing as well. My poor husband didn't realize that the phone was asking him if it should "show?" my messages to him and he thought I was constantly asking him to go to a show. :rolleyes: I think the phones are a great idea and I love that they offer them but I don't feel like they work all that well.

They are not satellite phones. They are more like cell phones but operate in a private network. They work on the ship and on Castaway Cay.

Rent is $3.50 per day but you have to put a deposit which will get refunded. And you need to make sure you get the receipt showing it was refunded. This past Feb, they charged me the deposit and when I went back, they said, "oh it's ok - nothing else to do". Yeah right - I insisted the CM to credit back and show me the updated folio. She was just going just 'take the wavephone back'.

tinkerone 03-18-2013 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjje (Post 47835228)
I bought a dark blue lanyard in the shop for pretty inexpensive. It had a clear pouch on the front that I suppose was meant for the room key but I found the phone slipped right into it. It worked well and since it was right in front of me all the time I was always able to see when I call a call or confused text.

could you tell me more about this? I have never bothered with the phones because I figured it would be more of a bother to carry them than to do without but if there is a way to carry them......hmmmmmm.
you bought the lanyard on the ship? was the pouch the same size as the ones on the freebee lanyards? are the phones that small?
sorry for so many questions but I would use the phones if I could trust dh not to lose it. he doesn't carry a cell at home so this would not be second nature to him.

dznystar 03-18-2013 09:08 PM

How big are the phones? Thinking I could probably make myself a holder for it.:cool1:


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