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#1
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I am wondering how Princess-at-sea works. I thought I read somewhere that texting to other passengers is a free service on their internet. Are there any additional charges through your carrier? Wondering if AT&T has additional charges. Are Patters on the free service?
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[email protected] does not use the Internet. It uses the ship's Intranet and is free. You connect via the ship's Wifi and can access events of the day, dining times, your folio, buy an FCC, etc. You can also message other passengers although you or they won't receive a message notification. You just keep checking.
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I've had no additional charges. You can see the schedule and send messages to fellow passengers. I believe you can even set up a schedule for yourself.

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#5
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Originally posted by Pam in CA
[email protected] does not use the Internet. It uses the ship's Intranet and is free. You connect via the ship's Wifi and can access events of the day, dining times, your folio, buy an FCC, etc. You can also message other passengers although you or they won't receive a message notification. You just keep checking.
Thanks so much for the clarification!!!! Your help has been invaluable. We are traveling with another couple and it will make meetings, etc. so much easier!
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Originally posted by Pam in CA
[email protected] does not use the Internet. It uses the ship's Intranet and is free. You connect via the ship's Wifi and can access events of the day, dining times, your folio, buy an FCC, etc. You can also message other passengers although you or they won't receive a message notification. You just keep checking.
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#7
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Originally posted by Momma Rene
Thanks so much for the clarification!!!! Your help has been invaluable. We are traveling with another couple and it will make meetings, etc. so much easier!
You might find it a little disappointing, as there are notifications.

Folks have to constantly check their phones for new messages.

So, if you message someone -- "Meet me in 10 minutes", you have to hope they
check their phone in the next 8 minutes, and can run.

It seems like there might be new messaging in the princess medallion class stuff, but I don't
think anyone really knows so far..
#9
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I find it completely useless. We removed the app from all of our phones.
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#10
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Originally posted by Roberto256
You might find it a little disappointing, as there are notifications.
.
Ooops.

You might find it a little disappointing, as there are NO notifications.
#11
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Originally posted by Roberto256
Ooops.

You might find it a little disappointing, as there are NO notifications.
It'll be interesting to know if some type of notification will be included with the Ocean Medallion system but we won't know until November at the earliest.
#13
Williamsburg, VA
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Originally posted by Roberto256
Ooops.

You might find it a little disappointing, as there are NO notifications.
I think most of us figured out what you meant.
For me, I have mixed emotions on this aspect of onboard communications. I think of that annoying ring when you are standing over a putt, the person answering the call and yelling that they are on the golf course and should not be bothered... times 400. In the middle of dinner or a show, phones are ringing people are speaking loudly, argh.
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Originally posted by 34TigerLily
I find it completely useless. We removed the app from all of our phones.

There is no app.
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#16
Omaha, NE
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Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by tailspintom
I think of that annoying ring when you are standing over a putt, the person answering the call and yelling that they are on the golf course and should not be bothered... times 400. In the middle of dinner or a show, phones are ringing people are speaking loudly, argh.
If you have tiger woods money, you can grab their phone, throw it overboard, and
scream "not on my backswing".

It seems that one of the features of beef medallion class is notifications -- things you might be
interested in, or things that might make money for the cruise line.
#17
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Very useful for us checking every time the day's activities, and venues, on sea days without carrying the Daily Patter's paper copy.
#18
Aliso Viejo, CA
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Discovered the room service ordering system in [email protected] on my last cruise. Used it to order breakfast.

Each passenger gets an individual code # to give to someone else to set up Messenger. You can't just look up a passenger's name. I'm sure there's a privacy issue.
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