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Old June 22nd, 2004, 11:16 AM
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Default Cell phones vs. walkie talkies

We will be sailing the Carnival Triumph this August to Ocho Rios, Cozumel, and Grand Caymon. I was just wondering if cell phones would work at these places, or should we invest in some walkie talkies? Thanks.
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 01:21 PM
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Check with your cell phone carrier. Some work outside the US and some don't. We've always brought walkie talkies with us and they work great. We have Cobra 5 mile range with the chargers. Got them at Walmart for around $50.


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The other thing to consider is that if your out to sea chances are there won't be cell phone coverage. If you phone works it will only work in port.
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 09:58 PM
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We checked with Verizon and it won't work in Cayman Islands, Jamaica or Cozmuel. They said it may work in the Bahamas.
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 02:23 AM
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I had no service in most of the Caribbean except Puerto Rico and St Thomas, where I was chanrged hefty roaming fees. We are going with walkie talkies this time - bought Cobra 10 mile radius for $69 at best buy. Tested them in the mall over the weekend, and love them.

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