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Old June 23rd, 2005, 11:52 AM
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Once again, I will ask this question regarding cell phones if they work on ship or at dock....using Verizon Cell. I know there has been some controversitiy over this. Anyone know.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 11:55 AM
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Used ours while on board & docked to tell SIL we had docked to come pick us up.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 11:56 AM
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They never work at sea. What dock are you referring to?

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Old June 23rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
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No I mean Desta

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Old June 23rd, 2005, 12:56 PM
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I mean any dock that you at..........do they work.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 12:59 PM
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All or mostly all cell phones work in America, whether you are at a dock or not. Cell phones also work in St. Thomas and Puerto Rico, american owned, and the US Virgin Islands, or at least Sprint works. Anything out of the US you have to have international service and the island has to have towers to accomodate it. I have international calling on my cell, but could not use the phone in either Cozumel or Aruba.

Also I have been to the Southern Carribean where you can hook up with their service and make a call on your cell phone, cost? About 65.00 for two calls. Don;t do it.

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I am with Cingular and they told me that calls in Nassau would cost money but St. Thomas and St Maartin were included in my plan. They said that cell phones do not work on international waters.
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Old June 23rd, 2005, 03:07 PM
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Just so there is no misunderstanding my comment about the Southern Carribean and cell phones, the ships were docked. There is never any service at sea. Although the advertisments about the Freedom say something about cell phones. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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Old June 24th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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I have Verizon and it worked well while in port (on ship) at all stops. Casa DeCampo, Dom. Rep.; San Juan; St. Thomas; Nassau. 69 cents a minute, but sure beats the cost of ship calls or trying to find a phone card and public phone.
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Old June 24th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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I have Cingular, formerly AT&T. While in cruiseing Mexico...had intermittent service in ports. Thought it was great until I got our bill. It was hugh!!!!! (read$$$$$$)

It's good to have your cell phone in case of emergency, to call home to check on family, etc....but it may cost the down-payment on your next cruise for casual conversation.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Go figure - wish I'd checked for a post like this before my recent trip. I have Cingular and in St. Thomas (aboard Mariner while in port) I incurred HUGE roaming charges and my phone didn't tell me I was roaming. Since I didn't think I was roaming - I made the calls. I had to call Cingular to tell them of that and they removed the charges. Cingular did not work for me in St. Maarten/Martin though.

Hubby has Verizon and he didn't have service anywhere along our route: Nassau, St. Thomas or St. Martin.
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Old July 1st, 2005, 04:51 PM
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with sprint my calls from st. thomas were just regular anytime minutes no extra charge, and puerto rico as well.

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Just back from the Bahamas. We left out of Port Canaveral. We had 2 phones, one with cingular and on with Verizon. Both worked worked while going out of port for about thirty minutes. After that they didn't work until we got back to Port Canaveral. They did not work in Nassau. We used a calling card but there is still an additional charge for using a calling card. AT&T was the cheapest one. It was an additional $2.00 per minute. Bell South was $2.75 and Quest was over $3.00. Hope this helps.

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Old July 4th, 2005, 05:57 PM
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We go on cruises to avoid phones, email, fax, and anything else
that reminds us of work back home...Although we don't have
young children and don't need to check in with them.

We're glad to NOT use phones...Tho we do call from the ship
when it's docked before leaving and when we return. It's fun to
call friends and say we're just leaving on our cruise...mean,
aren't we??

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