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Old 02-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Phones and ipads

I'm sure this topic has been done a million times but I am assuming we won't be able to use our phones or have wifi? I'm sailing May 10th on the Magic.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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I'm sure this topic has been done a million times but I am assuming we won't be able to use our phones or have wifi? I'm sailing May 10th on the Magic.
The ship has wifi at a cost and cellular is 2.49/min by cellular at sea
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WiFi is available on the ship for a cost ($$$). Your Phone will work, but you will be roaming on Cellular at Sea while on the ship. In port, you will be roaming on what ever network your carrier has a roaming agreement with.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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Thanks! Any idea about how much wifi would be? I can talked pretty fast for $.49 a minute
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #5
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Thanks! Any idea about how much wifi would be? I can talked pretty fast for $.49 a minute
sorry that sould have been $2.49/min
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:21 PM   #6
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The ship has wifi at a cost and cellular is @.49/min by cellular at sea
I believe Cellular at Sea is $2.49 per minute on most carriers for voice calls and data is charged as used. Check your carrier's coverage areas but you should be able to get cell phone service while in port in Key West and Miami. Nassau would be a roaming area with international charges on most plans.
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Thanks! Any idea about how much wifi would be? I can talked pretty fast for $.49 a minute
Cellular at Sea is $2.49/minute.

http://www.cellularatsea.com/roaming.htm

WiFi package rates vary based on the length of the cruise.
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sorry that sould have been $2.49/min
Thought you might have just missed a "2." Sorry for the cross post.
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Thanks! Any idea about how much wifi would be? I can talked pretty fast for $.49 a minute
WiFi pricing on cruises of seven or more days is as follows:

Pay as you go - $0.75 per minute
100 min for $55.00 ($.55 per minute)
250 min for $100 ($.40 per minute)
500 min for $150 ($.30 per minute)
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Another wifi option is to find places in port. Other DIS'ers will know places in the ports, so will CMs onboard.
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Another wifi option is to find places in port. Other DIS'ers will know places in the ports, so will CMs onboard.
Are these areas free?
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Does anyone know if you need to put the international plan on for Bahamas or cruising in general? I have AT&T. I'm not looking to actually use the phone, but in case of emergency I usually add the international plan so I can use it if needed.
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Does anyone know if you need to put the international plan on for Bahamas or cruising in general? I have AT&T. I'm not looking to actually use the phone, but in case of emergency I usually add the international plan so I can use it if needed.
I have the Standard International Roaming from AT&T on my line. It's free and will allow you to use your phone if necessary at roaming rates. I also turn off International Data Roaming on my iPhone so I don't get any unexpected data usage. I leave my phone on and don't have any unexpected charges on my wireless bill.
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Are these areas free?
Yes. Most ports has a place close by with free wifi.
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BTW, wifi at sea is TERRIBLY slow. You cannot do skype or any wifi based voice calls. Also, there's almost no free wifi at any ports today.

Nassau for example has, but it's almost useless. Your best option is to find a local place or coffee shop (ie Starbucks) - if you buy something, they will give you a wifi code good for the day.
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