We only use our phones at sail away if then. Then turned off and put in the safe until the end of the cruise.
Mike M you had an excellent reason for making your calls and I know that you not call more than necessary. So your bill was not too bad.
Freinds of our used her's one time from Cozumel to call her daughter's just to see how they were. Talked with each one for about 15 minutes and once they received their bill at home no more calling for them while on a cruise. And it was no where near $1000.
Star Princess 2005, Sun Princess 2005
Caribbean Princess 2006, MSC Lirica 2006 , NCL Pearl 2007, Majesty of the Seas 2008, Carnival Destiny 2008, MSC Lirica 2009, Carnival Valor 2009,Carnival Legend 2010, Carnival Liberty 2010,Carnival Fantsay 2011,Carnival Valor Feb 2012, MSC Poesia Dec 2012, MSC Poesia April 2013, Carnival Legend Nov 2013, MSC DIVINA Jan 2014