Posted January 13th, 2011, 05:29 PM
I cruise out of Mobile often & also have an iPhone thru AT&T. I use text instead of phone calls.
Call AT&T customer service & ask them for Intl texting. It is usually $10 per month (turn it on & off at will) & allows 50 outgoing texts & unlimited inbound (depending on your plan) & only while I was in port or range of a land based cell tower. I always kept my phone off unless I was in Coz or Calica.
Turn off all data, notifications, & push as soon as you leave the last cell tower range out of Mobile & don't turn them back on until you get back to Mobile or else your cell bill will be the same as a mortgage payment!
Way too many cruises to list. And way too many drinks on them to remember!
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make it's own people comfortable. Clifton Fadiman (1904-1999)