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Old December 21st, 2000, 04:51 PM
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Default Cell Phones on Cruise Ships

Can you use cell phones on the cruise ships? I had a friend inquiring about this. Please let me know
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Old December 21st, 2000, 08:36 PM
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Default RE: Cell Phones on Cruise Ships

They work in some ports where there is a cell tower while your on the ship or on shore. To my knowledge they will not work at sea outside the range of a tower.
Cell means to work within a set area and when you leave the influence of that area your phone sarches for and trys to find the next cell (area) ergo the name cell.
Hope this helps. Phone calls using the ship long distance satalite comunication is about $9.50 a minute. E-mail parlor on some ships is about 75 cents a minute. Some ports have e-mail parlors at a cheaper rate near the port.
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Old December 25th, 2000, 11:39 AM
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Default RE: Cell Phones on Cruise Ships

Samantha,

My cell worked in Puerto Rico ($.99/minute), but not in the Virgin Islands. Your best bet is a phone card. Try this - http://www.global-call.net/
There is usually something in your inflight magazine. Mel
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Old December 27th, 2000, 09:47 PM
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Default RE: Cell Phones on Cruise Ships

I use a Nextel phone, and it worked fine in Key West and all of the usual Hawaiian ports of call. You might want to go to the cell phone carrier's web site and look up their coverage areas.
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Old January 3rd, 2001, 08:56 AM
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Default RE: Cell Phones on Cruise Ships

The only time it worked for us was when we were close to San Juan.
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