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Old 10-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #16
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When I called them they said even though their site says its Verizon service you will be charged international roaming!!! Beware!! You may also gey a different answer depending on who you speak to! I'm on vacation my cell will be locked in the room safe!

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Another warning ... We have Verizon and were on the Fantasy this past May. We generally pull the batteries from our phones and put them in the safe when we're in port the first day. We couldn't do that for my wife's Iphone, but the battery was nearly dead. The last night we pulled it out and charged it. We turned it on the next morning with the ship in port. We still got some additional charge on our account. I called Verizon and they told me that whenever you are on the ship, your call goes through the ships system, even if you are in port. How they can do that, I don't know, but buyer beware ...
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #17
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Another warning ... We have Verizon and were on the Fantasy this past May. We generally pull the batteries from our phones and put them in the safe when we're in port the first day. We couldn't do that for my wife's Iphone, but the battery was nearly dead. The last night we pulled it out and charged it. We turned it on the next morning with the ship in port. We still got some additional charge on our account. I called Verizon and they told me that whenever you are on the ship, your call goes through the ships system, even if you are in port. How they can do that, I don't know, but buyer beware ...


Weird. I always make several calls from the ship, both before she pulls out and then again the morning that we get back. I have never had a weird charge on my bill, just regular calls....
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #18
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We do too, which is why I was really surprised to see the charge. Who knows, maybe it was somehow active when charging ... I think the word to the wise is to be very careful.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:08 PM   #19
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Another warning ... We have Verizon and were on the Fantasy this past May. We generally pull the batteries from our phones and put them in the safe when we're in port the first day. We couldn't do that for my wife's Iphone, but the battery was nearly dead. The last night we pulled it out and charged it. We turned it on the next morning with the ship in port. We still got some additional charge on our account. I called Verizon and they told me that whenever you are on the ship, your call goes through the ships system, even if you are in port. How they can do that, I don't know, but buyer beware ...
This is not true...bad info was given to you. The ships system HAS to be off in all ports. Read the info on cellular at sea's web site it is all explained there.
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We will be on Fantasy for Christmas cruise and would like to call family at home on Christmas or C Eve. Does anyone know what the rates are while we are in ports such as Costa Maya, or Cayman? Is service even possible?

Finally, if we bite the bullet and say that we will just pay ship rates, what is the rate again? Our Verizon cell service is probably cheapest option? (including internet based phone/skype options? presuming that we have paid for internet)
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We will be on Fantasy for Christmas cruise and would like to call family at home on Christmas or C Eve. Does anyone know what the rates are while we are in ports such as Costa Maya, or Cayman? Is service even possible?

Finally, if we bite the bullet and say that we will just pay ship rates, what is the rate again? Our Verizon cell service is probably cheapest option? (including internet based phone/skype options? presuming that we have paid for internet)
You should check with your service provider for the correct info...
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