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Old February 23rd, 2010, 02:34 AM
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Smile How much does crew pay for phone calls?

I know that passengers pay from $6.99-$9.99 per minute but what kind of discount does the crew get?!?! (if any)
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 09:08 AM
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Crew don't use the phones onboard unless they have to. It's a "big business" among crewmembers to sell phone cards they can use ashore on pay phones or cellphones they either own themselves, or rent from a seaman's centre.

For USD 10, you can get good phone cards that lasts for hours, but there are big differences in the quality of the cards. But thrust me, after few weeks onboard, you are fully updated on which cards to buy and which to stay clear of

When it comes to internet, the crew paid 0.25 pr minute in NCL in 2003, how that is now I have now idea about.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 10:55 AM
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Crew don't use the phones onboard unless they have to. It's a "big business" among crewmembers to sell phone cards they can use ashore on pay phones or cellphones they either own themselves, or rent from a seaman's centre.

For USD 10, you can get good phone cards that lasts for hours, but there are big differences in the quality of the cards. But thrust me, after few weeks onboard, you are fully updated on which cards to buy and which to stay clear of

When it comes to internet, the crew paid 0.25 pr minute in NCL in 2003, how that is now I have now idea about.
Cool. Thanks a bunch for the info. I know the a company The Travel Phone has solutions for cruise ship employees that have wifi capable phones for a flat rate....
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