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Old 11-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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wave phones?

What is the deal with wave phones?

If my kid is going to be in the kids club, do I have to carry one around?

I usually just have my camera and room key on me, so will I need to have a bag or something to carry it in? Does anyone know the dimensions of a wave phone?
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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They will call your wave phone if there is a problem. The phone is just a bit bigger than an iphone in my opinion. You'll want to keep it on you.

My family and I in 3 staterooms used it a lot to keep in contact with each other.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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You are not obligated to carry the wave phone, but it is the way the staff would use to reach you if your child needs or wants you.

Since I didn't have a child in the programming and considered them to be a bit of a pain (especially the $250 charge for loss or damage when it is probably a $29 item!), we just shoved them in the desk drawer and ignored them until they ran low on battery and started beeping in the middle of the night.

Yes, guests and CMs can use them to call you. I'm on vacation and the only person I choose to be accessible to is the one who boarded with me. I'm on cell and internet silence.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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It's slightly longer and thinner than an iphone. I carried a small shoulder bag to keep it in as well as my camera and such. My hubby would have thrown it in his pants pocket. We kept it on us when kids were in the nursery/kids club because you just never know. We also used it when we would split up and want to catch up with each other later when on the ship. I don't know if you can get cell service in the middle of the ocean or if you would accrue additional charges or not.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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We have 5 adults and 1 kid, and 3 different rooms (2 connecting, one very far away from those!)

Levi is 5, and he is the type to never want to leave a kids area, he is fine without me! BUT he has lots of bad food allergies, so I think its best if they can contact me if he has an issue. It just seems like a pain in the butt to carry and expensive if lost!


I don't have an iphone so I can't compare sizes..
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #6
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Here you go. You can find details, pictures of the wave phone, and size comparison here.
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2629954
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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Our kids were in the club two weeks ago on the magic and I believe we were required to have the phone with us if we had a child checked in there. I carried it in a little wristlet with my room key. Our kids loved the club but there were several incidents where they had to contact us.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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You are not obligated to carry the wave phone, but it is the way the staff would use to reach you if your child needs or wants you.

Since I didn't have a child in the programming and considered them to be a bit of a pain (especially the $250 charge for loss or damage when it is probably a $29 item!), we just shoved them in the desk drawer and ignored them until they ran low on battery and started beeping in the middle of the night.

Yes, guests and CMs can use them to call you. I'm on vacation and the only person I choose to be accessible to is the one who boarded with me. I'm on cell and internet silence.
We, too, do not bother with them. We just turn them off, then they don't beep. And then we turn them back on again at the end of the cruise, and take a picture of them with the day's Navigator, to show they were still in the room when we left.

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #9
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What is the deal with wave phones?

If my kid is going to be in the kids club, do I have to carry one around?

I usually just have my camera and room key on me, so will I need to have a bag or something to carry it in? Does anyone know the dimensions of a wave phone?
You are supposed to carry one around in case something happens to your kid in the kids club. If you aren't in your room then they won't be able to contact you quickly unless you are carrying your wave phone.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #10
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They were asking at Scuttle's Cove (kids' club on Castaway Cay) last month if parents had them. If not, the CMs were asking parents to check in every 45 minutes or so. I thought I had read that the phones don't work very well on the island, but maybe they've fixed that.
It would be a pain to check in so frequently if you're at Serenity Bay, but I can see how circumstances would be different on the island (concerns about sun exposure, sensory issues with sand, kids being too cold after water play, etc). I'd just bring it to be safe.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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You can purchase holders from people on Etsy. They have clear screens and hooks so you can latch them on bags, pants, etc... very cool! Just got some for our cruise and they are so cute!

Here's where I got mine and our umbrella spotters!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gradysmommy..._shop_redirect
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:16 PM   #12
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You can purchase holders from people on Etsy. They have clear screens and hooks so you can latch them on bags, pants, etc... very cool! Just got some for our cruise and they are so cute!

Here's where I got mine and our umbrella spotters!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gradysmommy..._shop_redirect
I actually sew for a living, so I was going to just make one myself! I don't like the idea of just elastic at the top opening, knowing me I'd find a way to for it to slip out. I'm going to do velcro or snaps maybe.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:25 AM   #13
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I guess this next cruise I will be forced to carry one! Never used one when it was just my mom and I but with 2 nieces next trip and one with lactose intollerance I guess one of us adults will have to have it. Since my mom can't see small print and will probably forget the wave phone in the room, I have a feeling I will be stuck with it.

I hope I can make a case for it as I don't want to drag around a larger bag with the phone in it.

Ugg! I wish I had known that those wave phones make noise when the battery is dying. Darn thing was disconnected as we needed the plug to charge batteries on the camcorder and forgot to replug them in. Was woken up to beeping! I kept asking my mom what did you do with the alarm clock. She assured me she didn't touch it. Finally figured out it was the wave phone.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:11 AM   #14
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FWIW the phones do not ring out loud, unless apparently they have a dead battery. They only vibrate subtlety, which is difficult to realize unless located in a sensitive area on your body. We missed 3/4 of the calls/texts, but checked the phone screen often, and reconnected with said caller shortly. You can call any wave phone, cabin, guest services, room service, or security, etc. They do work on CC usually. HTH
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