Just got off the Carnival Pride today from my cruise. Usually, when I go on a cruise I can't get my calling card to work so I buy a local calling card in port and that works. However, on this cruise when we got to Grand Turk I was told by several shop owners that there were no calling cards, that I had to use my credit card so I did. Then, in Freeport I bought a card but could not figure out how to use it so again I used my credit card.
One call from Grand Turk 49.10
One wrong number in Freeport 49.10
One voice mail message for my husband 49.10
Second voice mail message for my husband 49.10
One call from Freeport 49.10
You add it up!!!!!!!
Does anyone know the secret of using those Freeport calling cards?
Depends on your cell phone provider and its ability to connect though NA and Caribbean. Course it is the same frequency
Cell Phone provider normally provides a roming number that is billed at your local rates.
It was the phone you used and number you called that was the issue not the CC itself.
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We checked with verizon, and text messages seem to be the cheapest way to go. Ours is 50 cents for outgoing messages, and 5 cents for incoming messages. This is from Freeport and Nassau and on the ship (Carnival Fantasy) I believe. Check with your carrier, there were different costs for different ships and lines.
I have a small netbook (I think I paid like$159 for it) with a headset and microphone and I have made several free or extremely cheap phone calls to the U.S. From all over North and Central America, the Caribbean, England, Spain, Ireland, North Africa. If I can find a wifi signal then I can call someone using skype. We've also used a Sony PSP to make Skype calls as well and check email. It's a little more difficult to manipulate, but it is small and would fit in a large pocket.
One time we were anchored a little way off Grand Cayman and we were able to pick up a wifi signal from a nearby hotel that must have been amplified or bounced by the water and we were able to call home from the balcony of our room.
Unfortunately I have never been able to get it to work with the ship's wireless internet though.
I haven't used phone cards in a long time. I do use my cell phone. Even at $.95 to $2.50 a minute it is just fine for the short calls I do make.
I suggest using your cell phone in the future.
I also use my cell phone and it works out quite well.
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