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Old July 27th, 2008, 10:24 PM
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If I bring my laptop with me, how much will Carnival charge me for using their wireless?
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Old July 27th, 2008, 10:57 PM
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You can buy wireless minute packages. When I was on the Conquest last year I checked email and chatted with work twice and there was about a $10 charge on my sign and sail card. This year I am bringing my Verizon internet card and hoping to bypass the charges.

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Old July 27th, 2008, 11:50 PM
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The standard rate is .75/minute. There are discounted rates available if you buy multiple minutes. They are:

Cruises six days in length and longer:
• 100 minutes for $55.00 ($0.55 per minute)
• 250 minutes for $100.00 ($0.40 per minute)

There is a one time activation charge of $3.95.

I believe a Verizon wireless card would be much more expensive than that.

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Old July 28th, 2008, 07:07 AM
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Our Verizon wireless card hasn't worked on any of the Carnival ships that we have been on. Neither did our other aircard. Not sure what was up with that but I wasn't very happy. Good Luck! The way that I look at it, even with the premium prices charged for the internet onboard, it's still far cheaper than calling home using either the ship phone or the cellphone.
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