Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-18-2013, 10:06 AM   #1
ACJT
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 462

Wave phone

Can someone explain how the wave phones work. I keep reading people mention them. I'm curious.
ACJT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
trickiwoo
Talk Disney To Me!
 
trickiwoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 1,026

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.
trickiwoo is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
silence
Missin' Mickey
 
silence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 1,317

Anyone know how much it is to "rent" another phone?
__________________
Me, DH, DS (16) DD (11) and My Mom
Future trips: June 22: BW Meridian Orange / July 13: BW Meridian Orange

Past Trips: Feb/Mar '14 - GCH Cheer Comp / Dec '13 - Candy Cane Inn / June '13 Candy Cane Inn / May 4 13 DCL FANTASY cruise and MK / Jan '13 GCH / July '12 DLH / April 1 '12 DISNEY CRUISE on the WONDER! / Feb 20 11 DISNEYCRUISE to MR and DISNEYLAND - Candy Cane Inn / Oct 10 - GCH / Nov 10 - HoJos / July 10 - HoJo's / July 09 - HoJo's & DLH / May 09 - HoJo's / April 09 - HoJo's & Candy Cane Inn / January 09 - HoJo's / November 08 - HoJo's / October 08 - HoJo's / Aug 08 - Desert Inn / May 08 - Desert Inn and Suites / Mar 08 - Desert Inn and Suites / Nov 07 - Ramada Inn Maingate / Sept 07 - Hawthorn Suites / May 07 - Paradise Pier / Aug 06 - HoJo / Dec 05 - DLH / May 03 - Hawthorn Suites / Sept 02 - Hilton Garden Inn / Nov 00 - Hilton Garden Inn / Sept 99 - Hawthorn Suites
silence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
TheMonkeyLady
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 10

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!!
TheMonkeyLady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
KristiMc
DIS Veteran
 
KristiMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Posts: 3,339

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.
__________________
me DH DS13 DS10
2000:Dixie Landings/Disney Wonder 2006:WL 2008:POFQ 2010:BLT 2011:Disney Magic 2012:Disney Magic 2013:AKV 2013:Disney Fantasy 2014:HHI/Disney Dream
KristiMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #6
jjje
One time I saw a guy wear cut-off jean shorts to dinner.
 
jjje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 692

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. 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.
__________________

Mom Dad and two perfectly imperfect kids Son (13) and Daughter (8)

1982-89 too many trips to Disneyland to count, 1991 Disneyland Paris, 1994 Disney World @ Beach Club, 1999 Honeymoon in Disney World @ Caribbean Beach Resort, 2001 Disney World @ All Star Music, 2004 Disney World during Hurricane Jeanne @ All Star Sports, 2005 Disney World off property, 2006 Disney World with a newborn @ All Star Movies, 2008 Disney World to celebrate surrogacy #1 @ Port Orleans French Quarter, 2010 Disneyland to celebrate surrogacy #2, 2012 Disney World @ Port Orleans Riverside to celebrate surrogacy #3, 2013 Bahamas on the Magic, 2013 Caribbean on the Wonder, 2014 Panama Canal on the Wonder
jjje is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
ses1230
DIS Veteran
 
ses1230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philly 'burbs
Posts: 6,324

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


1978 CR 2006 CR 2007 OKW 2008 SSR 2009 GF 2010 BLT 2011 BLT 2012 AKV 2013 DCL - Wonder
2013 BC 2014 Pop 2014 BLT 2015 Pop 2015 BC
ses1230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:11 PM   #8
KristiMc
DIS Veteran
 
KristiMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Twinsburg, OH
Posts: 3,339

Quote:
Originally Posted by ses1230 View Post
Do they have a clip so you can "wear" it?
No clip.
__________________
me DH DS13 DS10
2000:Dixie Landings/Disney Wonder 2006:WL 2008:POFQ 2010:BLT 2011:Disney Magic 2012:Disney Magic 2013:AKV 2013:Disney Fantasy 2014:HHI/Disney Dream
KristiMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #9
MDennis28
Mouseketeer
 
MDennis28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 334

You can buy a fabric holder with a clip on etsy specifically for them. Might do that for September.
MDennis28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #10
tinkerbell 766
If I can't fly, let me sing. Or, in other words if I can't be in Disney, let me talk about it !
DLRP is quite simply my spiritual home
 
tinkerbell 766's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: English Lake District
Posts: 5,375

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!!!!
__________________
Our VR PJ/TR Swan/Mizners Lounge/Citricos/Top of the World Lounge 4th May 2011
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2513856

tinkerbell 766 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 01:51 PM   #11
pjacobi
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 836

Extra phones are $3.50 per day

Quote:
Originally Posted by silence View Post
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.


http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2629954



-Paul
pjacobi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 02:02 PM   #12
jjje
One time I saw a guy wear cut-off jean shorts to dinner.
 
jjje's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 692

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.
__________________

Mom Dad and two perfectly imperfect kids Son (13) and Daughter (8)

1982-89 too many trips to Disneyland to count, 1991 Disneyland Paris, 1994 Disney World @ Beach Club, 1999 Honeymoon in Disney World @ Caribbean Beach Resort, 2001 Disney World @ All Star Music, 2004 Disney World during Hurricane Jeanne @ All Star Sports, 2005 Disney World off property, 2006 Disney World with a newborn @ All Star Movies, 2008 Disney World to celebrate surrogacy #1 @ Port Orleans French Quarter, 2010 Disneyland to celebrate surrogacy #2, 2012 Disney World @ Port Orleans Riverside to celebrate surrogacy #3, 2013 Bahamas on the Magic, 2013 Caribbean on the Wonder, 2014 Panama Canal on the Wonder
jjje is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 05:35 PM   #13
su_A_ve
DIS Veteran
 
su_A_ve's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,136

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjje View Post
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. 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'.
__________________
'77, '84, '94, '00 (SWW) - Off site
'01 (BC), '03 (ASMu), '05 (BC), '06 (YC), '08 (YC), '08 (CSR Xmas),
'09 (CSR), '10 (BC), '10 (CSR Xmas), '11 (BC), '11 (CSR), '12 (5n Dream DD),
'13 (5n Wonder), '13 (POR Xmas), '13 (3n Magic Post Xmas), '14 (CSR SWW)

°(((=((===°°°(((===========================================
su_A_ve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 09:57 PM   #14
tinkerone
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,425

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjje View Post
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.
tinkerone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 10:08 PM   #15
dznystar
DIS Veteran
 
dznystar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Loganville, GA
Posts: 650

How big are the phones? Thinking I could probably make myself a holder for it.
__________________
dznystar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.