HA charges for internet services and I might add at a very significant price. If you just can't be without the internet expect to pay around 40 cents per minutes even with the max packages. An alternative is to go to an internet cafe when on shore. The cost is normally vry low and you should fine several close to the docks. Just ask a local.
Yes, they charge for Internet access, but there's a way to send messages for free. If you take the Internet class where they teach you to set up a blog on a specific site, you can send short messages and pictures from that web site when the computer lab is open. And people can respond to you at that site by making comments on your blog. If you have the e-mail addresses of people you want to communicate with, you can do it this way. But you can't check your personal e-mail or anything else like that.