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Yes.
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#3
Atlanta/Key West
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Originally posted by barefootn
Do cell phones work in Key West??
One of my favorite questions.

Key West is a city in Florida which is still part of the US and served by all major carriers.

Have a great visit!

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Originally posted by bhopal21
One of my favorite questions.
I have to laugh at that question also.

Sorry, barefootn.
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Rockport, Texas
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Originally posted by barefootn
Do cell phones work in Key West??
I so needed a laugh this morning! thanks.

Just because Key West is a Caribbean island you can drive to, it's still part of the USA.
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#9
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The one I love is when I get a call and the caller on the other end wants to know how it "is down there" and are they friendly?

Really? Are you Serious.... I am just a few "states" away. Haha...

Someone needs more coffee in the mornings.
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The Big Easy
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Originally posted by Florida Keys Girl
My favorite question is "Do I need my passport?"
Yea, that's a good one too. I've heard that a couple times....along with "What language do we speak?" or "What direction does the sun set down there?"
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#11
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I think you can buy a Conch Republic passport

Yeah cell phones work. 3 years ago we were there the first week of April and my mother in law had been telling my wife before we left that it was a dumb time to go since April is so nice in Michigan. My wife used her cell phone from the pool to call home when they were in the middle of a 20" snowfall blizzard and said well, it's kind of nice down here too!
#12
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Never had a problem using my cell phone in Key West. They even have internet down there too.
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Originally posted by iamkidc
Yes.
Could you please condense your answer.
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When using a cell phone on the ship docked in Key West are you using the ships expensive cell connections? How far from land can you use you cell phone before you start using the ship rates?
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#18
Columbus, OH USA
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Originally posted by near the beach
When using a cell phone on the ship docked in Key West are you using the ships expensive cell connections? How far from land can you use you cell phone before you start using the ship rates?
I would assume that would show up as ROAMING on your phone? Verizon and sprint both had good signals when I was there. The only time I ever used a cell phone on a cruise was here so I could look up Blackfin Bistro's number and address
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Originally posted by near the beach
When using a cell phone on the ship docked in Key West are you using the ships expensive cell connections? How far from land can you use you cell phone before you start using the ship rates?
The ship's tower is turned off upon docking. When docked, you are using regular cell service.
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