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Old January 11th, 2004, 09:47 PM
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What is the best way to call home while on the ship? I'm reading it's about $10 a minute, which is crazy. I'm also seeing that most cell phone companies don't have luck in the middle of the sea. While in Mexico we purchased a phone card that was about a buck a minute. Is that a possibility when we go to port at Freeport and Nassau? I could handle only having those two opportunties to talk to the kids, but I can't go 5 days without talking to them!! The internet cafe's don't really interest me because my youngest is young enough to need to hear his mama's voice, since he can't read!
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Old January 11th, 2004, 10:27 PM
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Our son was sick while we were gone and we also own a farm with 3000 hogs that need checked on so we had to call home and we ended up having to call using the ship phone, $120 for not very many calls, but I guess you do what you have to do. Nope, cell service even though our company said we would have it we didn't but our calls were 7 dollars a minute, which is still outrageous. Oh well it was just one of those things.
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Old January 12th, 2004, 12:32 PM
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Some of the ports may have a "phone call store." by this, i mean a store where you can walk in and make a long distance call and just pay for the minutes used. In Cozumel, I called Canada for about $1 a minute (U.S.).
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Old January 12th, 2004, 12:46 PM
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Nassau and Freeport have those phone stores right when you get off the ship. It's $1 a minute and we called my Dad both places.

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Old January 12th, 2004, 09:25 PM
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Thank you Hadley, that is EXACTLY what I needed, and will look for one of those places at port. Next question----what kind of emergency number can I leave my family here in case something happens here that they would need to reach me? On past vacations there has always been a motel number, but not this time!
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Old January 13th, 2004, 06:35 AM
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Check with Carnival and they will give you the ship's nymber.
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