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hotmama115 September 18th, 2007 08:34 PM

international phone card
if i use a phone card on my cell phone, do i still get charged all of those minutes from my cell company??

if i bought an international phone card, how would i use it to call my husband who is not going...?

ClevelandRocks September 18th, 2007 09:03 PM

TODAY, questions about phone cards/bills should be posed to some legal think tank. Ask us somethin easier, like charting the human genome. BUT, I'll take a stab at it. You won't be able to call him from the ship, that's ship-to-shore and about $10 per minute and charged to your sail-n-sign. You should be able to find land lines in port that will accept international cards. But I'm just guessin, which is EXACTLY how the phone system's designed. :x

Nothin but blue skies September 18th, 2007 10:32 PM

You can check with your cellular service as well. We have cingular and I always add the World Travel International Feature before we travel. It costs me $5.95 for a month and I can make calls from my cell while in port. The per minute cost is still high, but much less than calling without this service.

Since we had a death in our family while on a cruise and could not get the phone in Mexico to work, I have always done this. I also set up an internet account on board the first day while they have discounts. I log on just long enough to check my important e-mails and answer the ones I need to answer, because you are charged by the minute.

Gail4cruising September 25th, 2007 08:26 PM

I just checked with my provider {which is Verizon} and was told I had to get international calling authorized on my cell and it was .99 per minute to call from Cozumel and it would be 1.29 for Nassau calls. If I were to use the phone on the ship it would's be 2.49 per minute. If u use the ship phone I think it is 6.99 minute. With Verizon if u meet their criteria u do not have a fee for having the international calling feature on your phone.

Joe323 October 5th, 2007 01:28 PM

I used the calling center off the pier in San Juan was about $30 cents a minute. Much cheaper then my cell. Also I used an AT&T calling card in St Thomas for 40 minutes. it was a $20 card and still has time on it so again much cheaper.

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