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#41
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We sailed on the Getaway a few weeks ago and I did the unlimited social media for $14.99 a day. More than I am used to paying with Carnival as theres is a flat $25 for a 7 day but I was leaving my 14 yr old at home with my son and I needed to have some sort of contact. I will more than likely purchase prior to the cruise next year to save a few dollars.
I was very happy to learn about this when we boarded and it was money well spent for my peace of mind
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#42
98 Posts
Joined Apr 2017
Originally posted by Maniacal Cruiser
No they don't need to be, they WANT to be.

I own multiple businesses many in the tech/IT services field. I have hired good people who can run things for a week without me baby sitting. No one NEEDS to be on line while on vacation, especially not on that stupid anti-social media..

Please do not color everyone with YOUR crayon.
Do I NEED to be in touch -- I guess not. But I like to be able to get hold of family, touch base, and enable them get hold of me if need be.
Everyone has their own situations and I think we need to respect that too.

Good for you that you don't need to be connected on vacation.
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#43
Raleigh, NC
1,042 Posts
Joined Feb 2016
I need the internet because the Telegraph machine is broken. Dot dot dot dash dash dash etc.

People are adults and can make their own decisions. This is the 21st century, not the 19th.
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#44
United States
13 Posts
Joined May 2015
I couldn’t find one, but I wonder what the full list of socialmedia approved sites are. Also, do the socialmedia apps work with this or does it only work through a browser. Note, I’ve never used the internet on the ship before, besides NCLs app.
#45
1,245 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by JusticeisKey
I couldn’t find one, but I wonder what the full list of socialmedia approved sites are. Also, do the socialmedia apps work with this or does it only work through a browser. Note, I’ve never used the internet on the ship before, besides NCLs app.
Here is what the Social Media Wi-fi - Unlimited package says on MyNCL for my upcoming Escape trip. It is listed at $87.50 for pre-purchase for the 7-day cruise:

Unlimited Social Media Wifi – Unlimited use throughout the cruise | Save up to 15% when booking online

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The Unlimited Social Media Wifi package gives you access to majority of social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, etc.). The package allows you to view, post and upload videos on social media and also chat on all popular messenger platforms. Save up to 15% when you book online.

Need To Know

Price displayed is per day use. Total cruise rate will be calculated based on the number of cruise days. • Can be used only on one device at a time. • This package does not include email access or web browsing.
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#46
Raleigh, NC
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Joined Feb 2016
Never been on NCL, but I thought their connection was slow. Can they really support streaming content?

These prices are nothing when you consider how much you paid for the cruise.
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#47
United States
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Joined May 2015
Originally posted by Mistizoom
Here is what the Social Media Wi-fi - Unlimited package says on MyNCL for my upcoming Escape trip. It is listed at $87.50 for pre-purchase for the 7-day cruise:
I saw that, but I wonder what the “etc.” in the list of socialmedia sites include.
#48
Las Vegas
1,373 Posts
Joined Oct 2012
I hope someone tries out the new Social Media soon because if I can post to Tapatalk with pictures I'll get that for the Bliss transatlantic. Going to do a live review and I would love to save $150 over what the Unlimited Wi-fi package is.
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#49
49 Posts
Joined Sep 2017
Can we do one package and share it between 4 phones if only one person is trying to use at a time? Also, is the prices they show really per day or per cruise. I think the "per day" at the bottom is a typo???
#50
Frozen Tundra
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Joined Jan 2014
Originally posted by Annede07
Can we do one package and share it between 4 phones if only one person is trying to use at a time? Also, is the prices they show really per day or per cruise. I think the "per day" at the bottom is a typo???


Yes, you can use it on as many devices as you want, but only 1 can be logged in at once. It can be a pain if someone forgets to log out.
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#51
Massachusetts
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Joined Apr 2007
Originally posted by Annede07
Can we do one package and share it between 4 phones if only one person is trying to use at a time? Also, is the prices they show really per day or per cruise. I think the "per day" at the bottom is a typo???
No typo..... per day is correct
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#52
549 Posts
Joined Oct 2012
Originally posted by CoffeeGoddess
I hope someone tries out the new Social Media soon because if I can post to Tapatalk with pictures I'll get that for the Bliss transatlantic. Going to do a live review and I would love to save $150 over what the Unlimited Wi-fi package is.
I used it a few weeks ago on the Getaway. I was able to post photos on Facebook with no issue. I didn’t find the connection slow Only issue I had was occasionally it would log out.
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#53
89 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Originally posted by crazyboutdisney
I used it a few weeks ago on the Getaway. I was able to post photos on Facebook with no issue. I didn’t find the connection slow Only issue I had was occasionally it would log out.
Does WhatsApp work with it? Thanks in advance.

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#54
NYC
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Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by CoffeeGoddess
I hope someone tries out the new Social Media soon because if I can post to Tapatalk with pictures I'll get that for the Bliss transatlantic. Going to do a live review and I would love to save $150 over what the Unlimited Wi-fi package is.
tapatalk is an app, not really a social media compare to the regular social media sites like facebook, twitter, instragram, etc
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#55
Massachusetts
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Joined Apr 2007
Originally posted by shof515
tapatalk is an app, not really a social media compare to the regular social media sites like facebook, twitter, instragram, etc
but it should be covered under:

"The package allows you to view, post and upload videos on social media and also chat on all popular messenger platforms."

Wish they listed them all so people could download and prep before boarding.
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#56
Las Vegas
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Joined Oct 2012
Originally posted by crazyboutdisney
I used it a few weeks ago on the Getaway. I was able to post photos on Facebook with no issue. I didn’t find the connection slow Only issue I had was occasionally it would log out.
Thanks!
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#57
Las Vegas
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Joined Oct 2012
Originally posted by esm54687
but it should be covered under:

"The package allows you to view, post and upload videos on social media and also chat on all popular messenger platforms."

Wish they listed them all so people could download and prep before boarding.
Exactly, I think I'll get the social one and then just be prepared to have to upgrade if it doesn't work on board.
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#58
Frozen Tundra
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Joined Jan 2014
Unfortunately these are not available to pre-purchase online for our 5/27 Escape cruise. They are grayed out. Maybe I’ll call our PCC tomorrow to inquire.


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#59
"Big Apple" NY
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Joined Feb 2009
Originally posted by LrgPizza
... these are not available to pre-purchase online for our 5/27 Escape cruise. They are grayed out ...
#cough #cough ... no need to call, patience is the key. You will still +60 days out, just hang on & wait.

One of BIL/SIL sailing the Escape to Bermuda @end of April. It has been available for booking in XX # of days now, details are pretty much as desdribed re: pricing & tiers, just like ours on the Gem (earlier vs. them)

The big question is whether it's enhanced to be stronger, faster & better for the end users. Can't really stream HD contents at 720p if it's limited to 3G speed burdened with large # of log-in.
#60
Eagle, ID
34 Posts
Joined Jun 2013
Originally posted by pinto18
I am wondering this too. I purchased the unlimited plan online for my cruise leaving today. I am hoping to get a credit for the lower price or at the very least get the premium plan. I will find out later today!


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How did this resolve itself?

Anyone else know the answer to this question generally speaking - i.e. if you purchased a "old" plan like "Internet - Unlimited", how does that translate to the newer plans that were subsequently introduced (but prior to the cruise). Do you get the streaming plan?