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Old April 18th, 2005, 04:49 PM
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Default Cell Phones on Alaska cruises

Do cell phones work when you are in or near ports in Alaska?

If so, I would imagine the rates are much higher than in continental USA.

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am sure they work - but I don't know about the roaming charges.

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Our lower balcony neighbor had his cell going in nearly every port last year in Alaska.......it was very annoying at times. I always have wondered why people have to yell on cell phones.

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They will work in Alaska and I recommend to purchase a special plan that will cover Alaska without roaming. If that isn't possible, I can tell you that in 1998 my cell phone bill from Alaska to Missouri, which was roaming, was about $100. Might even look into purchasing phone cards.

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Old April 24th, 2005, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: Cell Phones on Alaska cruises

Cell phones do work in almost all ports of Alaska cruises: Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Seward and of course Anchorage. I have Verizon and with the Nationwide plan that I have the coverage was included. Check with your local provider.

One other thing to note: Once you get outside of the area you will lose service very quickly.

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I use Sprint cell phone service, and paid a one month charge of $5.00 (I think) to cover all roaming charges. Don't need this service at home, so I just cancelled it upon my return home. And yes it worked when in port, IF you could get a signal.

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I just read that there is an internet card one can purchase for all ports in Alaska,(about $5 for 1 hour) which might be a good way to keep in touch...unless you were wanting the cell phone for emergency??? Of course stopping to "chat" online may waste too much time. Liked the advice from sprint!
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