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Old 01-12-2011, 05:10 PM   #31
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Some rooms have three phones?

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:57 PM   #32
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nope you don't, I assume they will be cleaned the same way the phone and remotes are cleaned in the rooms.

I always bring my disinfectant wipes when I go on vacation, you should see the color of the wipe after I washed the tray on the plane
Given the risk of Noro Virus onboard, I'm sure they are cleaned between cruises. That doesn't mean I won't be wiping them down, though. Keep in mind that wipes are also readily available around the ship if you happen to forget to bring some.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #33
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For those who are looking at a separate pouch to carry the phone, remember, the phones only vibrate. You will probably miss calls if it is not actually in a pocket.

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...As far as my children swimming, being irresponsible with the phone; not worried about that... My kids will not have them INCLUDING my teenager. The phones are meant for adults I am sure. For communication to the parents; especially with the kids club. I always know where my kids are on the ship if they are not with us. We do not allow "free willy" roaming. IF our children need to get in touch with us, they need to tell a CM or call us from a wall phone. Why would they need a phone? The kid tells you, I am going to the clubs with Karen and then we are going to the movies. OK, now you know where they are. You then say "ok Becky, meet us back in the room at 4:10 for dinner when the movie is over". Becky and Karen better be where they said if I am the parent!!! Becky better be back to the room at 4:10 or Becky looses her "freedom" on the ship. I guess we have never allowed our kids in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or even 4th grade at that matter roam free and us not to know where they are. What are they going to call and tell me? We would have communicated our plans when we saw each other... EMERGENCY, use a ship phone!
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On our cruise, the main users of the phones were the tweens and teens. The phones have texting capability, and this is how they kept track of who was doing what, and where to meet.

I did not hear of any horror stories of kids and the pools, but another cruiser said there were some issues with adults forgetting they had them and jumping in.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #34
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The phones were very convenient and almost overused by our teens. Only downside is texting. It's not a full QWERTY keyboard. Kids could text five sentences in 10 seconds. Took me about 5 mintues to text two words.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:04 AM   #35
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I think I'd get one of these "type" (or make one myself):



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Old 01-15-2011, 12:19 AM   #36
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If you sent a vibrating phone on a tabletop...won't it 'shimmy'? (Can you tell my phone is NEVER on vibrate?) I could swear in the office I hear people's phones skidding across their desks!

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:22 PM   #37
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I dont have kids, so I cant speak for the need or lack of need for these. I know they are replacing the pagers, but to be honest, I REALLY hope ppl who don't absolutely NEED these opt not to use them. I have never lost someone in my party to the point where I was scared, and I don't wanna hear ppl yacking away at the pool when I'm trying to relax. If people are txting eachother and everyone is on vibrate, then I'll survive I guess.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:21 PM   #38
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When I first heard about these I swore that I would not like them. Well, after last week on the Magic I was wrong! These were wonderful and next cruise we will rent another one so that both kids will have them. DS was in the Edge where they don't page parents. It is up to the kids to contact you. There were a few times when the kids were out doing one thing and found out about another activity. They just had to text us for permission to change plans and we knew exactly where they were. In Palo I set the phone on the table. It lit up when we got a text that DD had gotten sea sick in the stateroom so DH was able to go down and check on her quickly. We used white boards in the room last time but this was so much better because we didn't have to keep running to the room to update. I did miss a couple calls when the phone was in my purse at the show but if DD was out with DS or we were expecting a call from her friends I kept it in my pocket or hand so we didn't miss it. It was great to be able to contact her new friends on their phone so the girls could meet at the pool or a character meet. They even worked on CC! There were a couple times when I wish DH had one so that I could find him without having to walk all over the ship a few times [like when my KTTW card was misplaced and they had to reprint cards for everyone in the stateroom...I could find the kids but not DH to give him the new card.] Much better than hearing people talk to their kids on walkie talkies in PALO IMO.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:50 PM   #39
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When I first heard about these I swore that I would not like them. Well, after last week on the Magic I was wrong! These were wonderful and next cruise we will rent another one
So you can rent an extra? How much does it cost?
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:17 PM   #40
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So you can rent an extra? How much does it cost?
$3.50 per day to rent an additional wave phone.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:40 PM   #41
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So, can you call other stateroom phones to get in contact with people you are traveling with or is it just between your own stateroom phones and the kids clubs?
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The specs on page 1 state that it is Bluetooth capable.

I wonder if we can pair it w/ our Bluetooth earpieces?
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #43
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So, can you call other stateroom phones to get in contact with people you are traveling with or is it just between your own stateroom phones and the kids clubs?
You can call other staterooms too. It is also preprogramed with numbers for guest services, room service, maintenance, PALS character line, etc.
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You can call other staterooms too. It is also preprogramed with numbers for guest services, room service, maintenance, PALS character line, etc.
That's great! I guess I'll gave the whiteboard off of my packing list.
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The specs on page 1 state that it is Bluetooth capable.

I wonder if we can pair it w/ our Bluetooth earpieces?
I believe this option is not enabled with the Wave Phones as it's an additional module.
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