Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
We are taking our business cell phone to Alaska and need to keep in touch. Can anyone who has US Cellular service had phone access in Alaska? If not would you please comment on the areas in which you had no service? Thanks in advance,We have Cingular and my husband took the ferry 2 weeks ago to move us to California from North Pole, Alaska. We have serice in Fairbanks down the 352 miles to Anchorage, and in the cities of Seward, Homer, Kenai, Whittier, Haines, Juneau, Skagway, Wragell and Ketchikan, all the way down to Seattle. The phone signal only works near the cities on the inside passage. So, just leave your phone on and it will beep every time it gets service. My DH called almost constantly to let me know his progress. Good luck, it's getting cold up here!! I leave to get on the Elation 9/3 on Friday and then after the cruise to our new home in California....like I said, dress warm if heading to Alaska
We're sailing Inside Passage next week (Serenade of the Seas). We also have Cingular cell service. If there is a signal, do roaming charges apply?Since I have 'National' service I was told that roaming charges would not apply. However, if you have local or state service, call Cingular and ask them to switch you for the month. You might have to pay National rate for the month - but I guarantee you it will be cheaper than paying roaming charges.