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Old March 4th, 2010, 08:27 AM
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Default Internet access on Naviagtor of the seas/others

Should I bring my lap top? Is the wi fi free or do you need to pay for it?

Is wi fi available in the rooms? Free or at a charge.

Or it is better just to use the on board computers and pay the $50 per minute.

I heard on board internet runs slow - is this true?
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Old March 4th, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Should I bring my lap top? Is the wi fi free or do you need to pay for it?

Is wi fi available in the rooms? Free or at a charge.

Or it is better just to use the on board computers and pay the $50 per minute.

I heard on board internet runs slow - is this true?
You can bring your laptop but it isn't free it's just more convenient. Internet is pricey but not that pricey. $0.55 a minute I believe is the going rate.

They did have it in the staterooms but I believe they stopped doing that. There are lots of hot spots around the ship.

Yes, it is slow. Sometimes it's like watching water run uphill.
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These are the current Internet prices on Royal Caribbean. It is the same if you use their computers or your laptop.

Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
There will be six designated *"Hot Spots" which vary from ship to ship.

To use our WI-FI access, you'll need:
A laptop
Windows operating system
802.11b Wireless networking capability

The cost for Wi-Fi access through your own laptop is:
Base rate is $.55 per minute or choose from one of our prepaid packages:
$28.00 for 60 minutes
$38.00 for 90 minutes
$55.00 for 150 minutes

All prices are subject to change without notice.

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I use it everyday, just to check email messages, make sure the house hadn't burned down etc and didn't notice the charges, so it can't have amounted to more than a few $. It's slow for browsing the web though, it was still dial up when we sailed NOS.
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do iphones work on the Navigator? I use it to check my emai.....
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I use a Blackberry. I find the email does not work onboard. I have an international sim card but even my phone doesn't work onboard.

Can't say I know about iphones though.
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I had the opportunity to use the internet on board the Radiance and it worked fine. Like Queen of Diamonds I like to check briefly my email to be sure family and friends are o.k I noticed it was working very well for everyone else who tried too.

No it wasn't as fast as my home internet but it wasn't agonizingly slow either. I did make a mistake at first...I tried to log on using my local home server which BTW is lousy even on my home turf...finally after noting everyone else's success I got smart and used one of the featured servers on the screen. Perfection....

Now for just web browsing it might not be that great.

My husband and I have iPhones and kept them in air plane mode where we could listen to music etc. but we couldn't check our email or send text messages. The cost would have been outrageous because we would be charged by the minute as the phone attempted to down load all email, text messages and updated apps, and iPhones WILL try to update and download automatically when you first turn them on. And at sea this would have been super slow and $$$$$$$
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Yes the internet is slow. It is a little faster than dialup, but not much.

That being said, I always bring my laptop or netbook so I can get on-line or empty the memory card if necessary.

Just about every port has free wifi.

Every Margaritaville or Hard Rock Cafe I have been to has it plus just about every other bar. At some of the smaller bars they offer it, but you have to ask for the passcode. As long as you buy a drink they will happily provide it.

I also have had very good luck in picking up free wifi from the ship. Try your balcony first then if that doesnt' work try each corner of the ship.
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Was on Navigator Sept09. On most days Wifi did not work in the stateroom, so I took the netbook to the library.

Heard someone signed on using the ship's terminal, forgot to sign off and was charged $$$$$$$$.
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