Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Ports of Call > Caribbean > Cozumel
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 21st, 2012, 09:23 AM
rkersh409 rkersh409 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Liberty, Tx.
Posts: 31
Default Verizon Cell Phone On Ship and Cozumel?

I was wondering if we will have Verizon cell service on the cruise to Cozumel? If so will it be roaming charges? Just wondering if I need to take both my teens cell phones to keep them from trying to use them.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old January 21st, 2012, 10:06 AM
setsail's Avatar
setsail setsail is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: va.
Posts: 5,718
Default

Yes and yes, if you have international roaming
__________________
There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea,but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old January 21st, 2012, 11:32 AM
rkersh409 rkersh409 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Liberty, Tx.
Posts: 31
Default

Just called Verizon they said $2.95 a minute, $20 for 1m for data, 50 cents per pic message . For those prices I think the phones will stay home.

Last edited by rkersh409; January 21st, 2012 at 11:34 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old January 21st, 2012, 01:29 PM
Laughing Angel's Avatar
Laughing Angel Laughing Angel is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 622
Default

Yikes! Really?

Just checked the Verizon international Roaming page, and saw this info:

Rate Information
CDMA Standard Roaming Per Minute Rate: $0.99
CDMA Value Plan Roaming Per Minute Rate: $0.99

Text Messaging Rates
$0.50/address sent
$0.05/message received

But if you spoke to them, and they said $2.95 a minute (plus the data and pics) I'd definitely lock up the phones!
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old January 21st, 2012, 01:59 PM
PreciousCruiser's Avatar
PreciousCruiser PreciousCruiser is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: In the South
Posts: 954
Default

The only Verizon service I plan to use is texting and I'll make sure my phone settings are turned off, so I don't get any unwanted charges. While I'm in port, if there are any free ways available to make calls or use the internet, I plan on taking advantage of those. One time when I was in a store in St. Kitts, they let me use the phone as long as I wanted to ck on my elderly mother. I told them God Bless you for that! Good luck with the kids having to do without cell phones...
__________________
Life is too Short, Let me Live it on a Cruise!

PAST CRUISES:
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas, Nov., 1997
RCCL Majesty of the Seas, Jan., 2010
CCL Victory, April, 2010
NCL Spirit, March, 2012
CCL Elation, April, 2012
CCL Conquest, February, 2013
CCL Conquest, November, 2013

Last edited by PreciousCruiser; January 21st, 2012 at 02:00 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old January 21st, 2012, 03:39 PM
rkersh409 rkersh409 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Liberty, Tx.
Posts: 31
Default

I wonder why Cruise Ship Roaming is so much higher than International Roaming?

International Roaming Mexico
CDMA Standard Roaming Per Minute Rate: $0.99
CDMA Value Plan Roaming Per Minute Rate: $0.99

Text Messaging Rates
$0.50/address sent
$0.05/message received
http://businessportals.verizonwireless.com/international/Roaming/North_America/Mexico.html

Cruise Ship Rates
Voice Roaming Rate:
$2.49 per minute
Text Messaging Rates:
$0.50/address sent
$0.05/message received
Global Data
Pay Per Use Rate: $0.02/KB ($20.48/MB)

http://businessportals.verizonwireless.com/international/Cruise_Ships/index.html
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old January 21st, 2012, 04:59 PM
maldenmusic maldenmusic is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Malden, MO
Posts: 3,339
Default

The last 2 times we were in Coz my daughter's Go Phone had service and she never was charged any extra minutes and she made lots of calls and texts. The first time she used it her phone display was in Spanish and last time in English.
__________________

Carnival Fantasy April 2009
Carnival Fantasy July 2009
Carnival Elation May 2010
Carnival Triumph April 2011
Carnival Elation May 2011
Carnival Elation May 2012
Carnival Elation June 2013
Carnival Elation June 2014
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old January 22nd, 2012, 05:15 PM
Cruising Photographer's Avatar
Cruising Photographer Cruising Photographer is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New Port Richey, FL
Posts: 246
Default

The ship rate is still cheaper than the $10/minute to use the phone in your room. Remember, there is a lot of technology installed on the ship to make those cell phone calls that only a few people will use, so the cost per person will be higher. And, it's a great profit center for the cruise line, especially when someone talks "unlimited" on the cruise, only to find out the international rates when they receive their bill at home.
__________________
Jim
08/2014: Carnival: Legend, Panama Canal Transit 01/2014: Carnival Paradise, Western Caribbean, 09/2012: Carnival: Valor, Southern Caribbean
03/2012: RC: Jewel of the Seas, Cozumel, 07/2011: Holland America: Maasdam, Canada & New England
07/2009: Carnival: Victory, Southern Caribbean, 07/2008: Princess: Diamond Princess, Alaska
01/2008: RC: Majesty of the Seas, Bahamas
07/2006: Princess: Crown Princess, Bermuda & Grand Turks!, 03/2006: RC: Grandeur of the Seas, Cozumel
07/2005: Princess: Grand Princess, Grand Mediterranean, 06/2004: Carnival: Sensation, Cozumel
07/2000: Holland America: Zaandam, Western Caribbean
07/1997: Carnival: Fantasy, Bahamas, 07/1996: Carnival: Fantasy, Bahamas
07/1994: Big Red Boat: Starship Majestic, Cozumel
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old January 23rd, 2012, 03:09 PM
RedButterfly RedButterfly is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkersh409 View Post
I wonder why Cruise Ship Roaming is so much higher than International Roaming?

I imagine it is a difference between land and sea. On land, there are lots of cell sites around to deliver that call, even if they aren't Verizon cell sites. I'm not even sure how the call would be delivered to you if you are at sea. I imagine it is probably costing Verizon more, so of course they are passing that along.
__________________
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:34 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.