Husband needs a phone LOL
My phone will be turned off as soon as i get into the shuttle bus LOL
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I Know that a Cingular or AT&T prepaid phone will not work on a ship.That is because the pre-paid phones don't have international roaming.
My son has a net 10 phone. I know it will work in PR but not sure about others. Doe's anyone know?My Treo from work which is on Sprint was able to get a signal almost everywhere, including at sea but no data.
I have a $19 Tracfone which I have been able to use many times on cruises. With that said, it is getting more difficult to use it now and the service is not dependable. Last year, I was able to use it on the ship while docked in Jamaica, Labadee and Grand Cayman. Now a recording comes on most times saying you have a give a credit card number (DON"T) to get access to the phone service. I was able to use it some on the SOuthern Caribbean route in June. This is not a dependable service and I recommend it only as a backup.The trac-fone I used the last 3 years on Carribean Cruises will work ONLY in St.thomas and San Juan. I get a no service bar in all other ports we have been in.
ATT phones will work in Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands at no extra charge assuming you have nationwide roaming. You can get international roaming for $4.99 a month.The minute charge will vary from country to country. This DOES NOT include cell phone service onboard ship. That is a separate service and I believe it is about $2.99 cents a min. plus connection, but I'm not sure because I've never needed to talk to anyone bad enough to pay that kind of fee while on vacation. If you check with your carrier they can give rates etc. for most services and countrys. BillVerizon and Sprint both list the specific ships they offer service on at a roaming charge of $2.49 per min. Ouch..
Verizon and Sprint both list the specific ships they offer service on at a roaming charge of $2.49 per min. Ouch..I am told by someone on these ships at a prepaid phone from Verizon and Sprint does work on these ships....As some of you may know a prepaid phone does not get charged extra as its for minutes and they have NO record of who you are.
I'm on vacation, I don't need to make a call that badly.
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