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Old January 27th, 2010, 12:25 PM
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Default Cell phone reception on paradise?

According to Carnival and Carnival's website, each ship has cell phone reception during the length of the cruise (not just at the ports)

However, last year when I was on the paradise I thought I had no reception except at our ports. Can someone confirm you actually do have reception (it's just very expensive?)
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Old January 28th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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We just got off the Paradise last Monday. I received a call from shore (USA) while many miles offshore. I don't know what the price was. BTW, I've got Verizon.

So far, the bill has not shown up on my Carnival or Verizon bill. Will update when I get it.
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Just got my Verizon bill from last cruise time period. .50 cent to text home/.05 cents to rec text and 2.49 per minute to talk. If you call from ship phone i think it is either 6.99 or 7.99 minute. There are places in certain ports that you can go to internet cafe's and use their phones for like .35-.50 minute. In Cozumel there is one a few doors down from Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville and in Progresso there is one a about 1 blk off the main street area.
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Also, make sure you update your roaming before you go. Enter*228 and follow prompts (I think it is the number 2 you push to update). And FYI-if you plan on spending much on your credit cards in some of the ports you need to tell your credit card company this or they will cut off your credit card when first charge comes in outside the states.
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