Posted September 2nd, 2017, 12:46 PM
OK I just knew someone would ask me this question ....well it might be because DH & I just want "privacy" . Please don't suggest to us not to answer the door ..we wouldn't ....we would not want to explain why we didn't answer the door if friends casually asked..since they knew we were there. Very embarrassing.
???.....So if anyone knows for sure if this device can be turned off & on during the cruise ...it would be very much appreciated to have the answer.
Thanks in advance .
I suppose that the privacy question is like the old saying "if the cabin is rocking don't come knocking!"
The medallion is an RFID device and cannot be turned "off" as it is a passive device (no battery or power source). Due to privacy reasons one would have to authorize a specific pax to be able to see their location. This could be helpful for your partner or your offspring. But the key is you have to authorize it.
The ship can track individual pax but with 3000+ pax aboard, I don't think they have the will or time to do it. One can certainly defeat the device using an RFID blocking device such as a billfold etc. However you will have to take it out to open your cabin door or purchase a drink.
Incidentally I assume you do not have a cellphone as it provides your location to the cellphone tower and can be used by the authorities with legal authority. If you call 911 they will immediately know where you are located. Cellphones are active devices always sending out a signal to the cell tower.
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