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Old September 12th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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Internet rates vary by cruise line but most cruise lines charge around .75 per minute or a 250 minute package will run you $100 or .40/minute.

Speeds can vary from unusable to reasonably fast. Most of the time it will remind you of old time dial-up. Don't expect to upload or download large files.

It can be good for checking email or some quick browsing.

Make sure you suspend your updates. On my last cruise a person was sitting by me in the lounge and both of us were using our laptops. He was cursing that it was ridiculously slow while I was having reasonable response time. I took a look at his laptop and the Systray and saw that his Window Update was running as well as his virus software update. Ouch! That would slow down a DSL connection. I terminated the updates and he didn't have any speed issues.

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