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Old September 3rd, 2004, 12:36 PM
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Have any of you rented walkie talkies onboard? I saw it's $4.00 per device per day. I wonder if it sells out fast.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 01:10 PM
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For that price you could buy a pair. Not worth the price. RCCL sells them in the ship's gift shop even.

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Most folks bring their own. If the walkie-talkies that you rent on the ship only have main channels and no sub-channels they are basically worthless on a cruise. There will be so many people and so much "chatter"on the main channels, that you won't be able to get ahold of the person you want to talk to. You can purchase a pair of walkie talkies with sub-channels for about what it would cost to rent the basic ones for 7 days.
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They rent for about $90 for a pair for the week. I bought mine at WalMart for $40 and use them on every cruise. Make sure you get those that have sub-channels.

They don't work well in the bowels of the ship because of all the metal. But on the outdoor decks and balconies they work fine.

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We bought ours at Wal-Mart and found they work great. We have Cobra 5 mile range with the subchannels and base chargers.

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Thanks you guys....I saw them at Big Five and also the LL Bean catalouge for about 80.00 bucks or so, with the sub-chanels. Will try Kmart too.
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