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DBXX May 5th, 2007 02:42 AM

Can you send and receive text messages w/ your cell on board
Does this work? Do they charge you extra on your phone bill for it?


mehawk May 5th, 2007 12:44 PM

It would be charged at the roaming rate and overseas rate. Is it really worth it? :roll:

mehawk May 5th, 2007 12:47 PM

I think it would be less expensive to just go to an electronics store and by a couple of cheap handheld walkie-talkies. :)

Lou 123 May 5th, 2007 01:38 PM

As Mehawk said, you will be charged for it. I used mine last week just a few times so I know it works but I only respoded when it was the kids.

KAWS May 5th, 2007 07:55 PM

I couldn't get cell phone service while sailing so it wasn't a factor for us at all. Better if you have to check home to pay the internet charge and send an email.


Lou 123 May 6th, 2007 12:17 AM

I was using Verizon but did set my service for international calling.

marvlgirl May 6th, 2007 01:54 AM

Someone on here recently posted that they had a $500 cell phone bill for the text messaging. She got charged roaming and a fee for each text.

My phone is going off and stiaying off the entire cruise.

DBXX May 6th, 2007 02:11 AM

I was just thinking maybe it would be cheaper than using the computer and paying the per minute fee?? Guess not huh? Can you bring your laptop on the boat and will it connect with wirless in your room so you dont have to pay the fee per minute? Or do you have to use there computers to even connect?


Lou 123 May 6th, 2007 11:02 AM

You can take your own computer but you have to pay to use there internet. Not sure if you can use it in your room or not.

Jokadah May 7th, 2007 01:53 AM

When we went to the Mexican Riviera last summer we to set our phone up for International. The problem was the operator, recordings, etc we all in Spanish so I had no clue how to dial. This year I'm looking into renting a phone while I'm in Europe. Has anyone ever rented/leased phones while abroad?

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