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Old May 19th, 2007, 02:52 PM
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I know, I know. Cue the groans. I'm going on the Glory in Aug 07 and wanted to know if there is some roaming charge to just use the email function only. I don't really plan to make calls, but the email would be a good way to let family at home know I have made it there safely. Also, I am a certified Crackberry Addict.
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Hmm, leave the blackberry at home!!!!

I have to wonder if the company I work for would make their employees take their blackberry with themon holidays since if they have a blackberry they have to be available 24/7 (a little hard to do when on vacation somewhere far away).

There needs to be a support group for blackbery addicts!
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Yes:

You will incur an International roaming charge for the email function, text messaging, voice mail retrievals and any voice communications. You will need to have international service from your provider in order to access your provider via the ship's service. The rate will depend on your provider's International charges. Contact your provider for this rate.

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I was on the Glory In January and my T-Mobile crackberry did not work at all, no roaming, no data.
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Thanks! I have Tmobile too. I guess I will try to use the laptop....next question...anyone have a wireless internet card with Cingular and been able to use it on the ship?
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Old May 19th, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Thats a good question, I don't know for sure but I would bet the ship does not support the Edge network, otherwise the Blackberry's email would have worked since I think they both use Edge to connect for data.

I could be wrong though :-)
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My blackberry worked on our last cruise (Glory 05) when we were in port. I had the international roaming turned on. It doesn't work at sea however.
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hi, my name is John, and I'm a crackberry addict.

Yes, your bb will work on the the ship per Mikes info. T-Mobile will work, voice and data, but not EDGE speed. Only GPRS. Ok for e-mail but not websurfing.

THe wireless internet card should work but I found it a faster connection and less costly to use the shipbaord wifi.
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In St. Thomas we found a super cheap internet cafe, you best bet for interent is an internet cafe in port.
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I guess to sum it up from what I am hearing, call T-mobile and make sure you have international roaming turned on for your account. I did not, which would explain why it did not work. I did see a signal but it would not let me connect.

I think international roaming is going to cost way more than the ships access though.

Good Luck, let us know how it went.
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its the darndest thing.....my blackberry and laptop connection never seem to work when I am on vacation.
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