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Old October 7th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Default Pocket wifi on the ship

I've considered renting a pocket wifi (tep) for the cruise and am wondering if anyone has tried and found it to be usable while at sea. Given that we'll be staying close to land, I wondered if it'd be usable.

Has anyone tried it?
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Never heard of what you are referring to, but the chances of getting a land signal more than 30 or 45 minutes from port are extremely slim. The ship's wifi will definitely be the dominant signal.
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I've considered renting a pocket wifi (tep) for the cruise and am wondering if anyone has tried and found it to be usable while at sea. Given that we'll be staying close to land, I wondered if it'd be usable.

Has anyone tried it?
I would check the rates with the carrier before you purchase. The ship does have cellular service while at sea, but the rates for data are very high.
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I have used Tep in London with no problems but I doubt it will work at sea unless docked in port.

Since then I have used an unlocked MiFi from ATT I bought on eBay with a local data SIM with good success in several countries.

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