Posted November 20th, 2005, 01:51 PM
We are cruising Dec 10 on Pride of America and our US Cellular service is not
in Hawaii. I am thinking of getting a $20.00 tracfone and putting 100
minutes or so on it so we can call home and/or whomever in Hawaii for
excursions and rental car pick-ups.
Does anyone have any experience with Tracfone in Hawaii.
I am hoping it will be a cost effective way to communicate.
Thanks in advance for any information.
I was looking at their website since I'm pretty sure our cell phone won't have coverage in Hawaii (Canadian) and it appears that some phones (I believe the digital ones) will have all of the islands without roaming charges (the Nokia 2126), and some will only include the island which you indicate as the home area when you register (Motorolla 120) and even then their appear to be some roaming charge areas.
At least that's the impression I get from their coverage maps. It would be worth looking into if you intend to use the phone over the entire cruise to avoid roaming charges, etc.