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Old August 4th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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I have heard these are great to stay in touch. But I have also heard they don't work well on the ship. I would love to hear opinions on how well they work and what kind I should buy! Thank you for your help
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We have the COBRA file mile range ones and I've found they work very well. Whatever you decide to buy make sure you have ones with lots of sub-channels. There will be quite a few people on board with them and you want to make sure you get a clear channel. We bought the ones with the charger base so we didn't have to bring a bunch of batteries with us.
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5 of us went. I brought them and never found a need. Also with all the talk about having them on board I think I only heard one person using them. But bring them just in case you never know. Ohh and if you are going on the fascination I lost one of mine so if you find it give me a call. Come to think of it I don't understand how we lost one when we never used em. also never used the power strip, duct tape but the bungee cord was a great idea.
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They do work, and they work rather well. Even with an inside cabin, I can receive transmissions from the kids almost everywhere on the ship. Up at the pool deck, I communicated with my wife, onshore at Grand Cayman. Just make sure to either take plenty of batteries, or a few rechargeables and a charger (and charge them every night). But, yeah, they work well...

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Default 2 way radios

Okay - so we rented these when we went on Carnival Miracle in October. Very inexpensive (like $25.00 for the whole trip). It seemed to work great for the first day - but THEN you couldn't carry on a conversation w/ the other group members. There always seemed to be like 20 people talking at ONE time. Also, if you are anywhere where there is noise - shows, dinner, on deck - you couldn't hear them. You need to clip then beside your ear. Didn't pick up too far away when we took them off the ship. Useless.

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