Thread: Satellite phone
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 07:43 AM
Diverbl Diverbl is offline
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Default Re: Satellite phone

Per call, it is probably less expensive than the ship's phone, yes.

I don't know about renting one - I have never done it. I think if I did not have one, I would probably not make enough calls to justify the expense of getting one just for a cruise.

If you are a sailor, or a backpacker, or mountain climber, etc., where you often venture far afield with no cell coverage, then it probably would be a good investment for you. But just for a cruise - most of those calls can wait until you get home. In a real emergency, the few dollars for the phone calls will be immaterial.

And, you can always use the internet on the ship as a way to keep in touch.

Just my opinion - as I said, if I didn't already have one, I would not go to the expense of getting it.
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