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Does Royal have a feature you can message other cruisers on? Sailed carnival last year and paid $5 for this feature 

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Only Allure has an app that has a functional free messaging option.

 

It's been reported that Harmony still has a firewall hole that allows iMessage to work for free.

 

Quantum class ships still offer messaging via the Royal IQ App for $8 per device per cruise.  The iMessage hole might also work on those ships.

 

Other ships would require purchasing VOOM or paying your cell carrier by the message.

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On Anthem in early November and can confirm that iMessage was working (messages back home) with no internet package purchase.

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4 minutes ago, Rewind said:

On Anthem in early November and can confirm that iMessage was working (messages back home) with no internet package purchase.

 

Thanks for the feedback.

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On Anthem in Christmas ‘18 and can confirm that iMessage was working for free between cruisers in my group as well as with iPhones at home

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Can anyone tell me if Symphony has something similar for Imessaging between family members while on the ship without having to get Voom ? 

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2 minutes ago, Hopetotravel said:

Can anyone tell me if Symphony has something similar for Imessaging between family members while on the ship without having to get Voom ? 

 

Not reported from Symphony.

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15 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

Only Allure has an app that has a functional free messaging option.

 

It's been reported that Harmony still has a firewall hole that allows iMessage to work for free.

 

Quantum class ships still offer messaging via the Royal IQ App for $8 per device per cruise.  The iMessage hole might also work on those ships.

 

Other ships would require purchasing VOOM or paying your cell carrier by the message.

what this app you speak of on allure? we are on allure next month and that would be really handy

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Back in November 2017 it was reported the ‘new’ app would include a new feature to allow for easy text communication for guests with no internet plan required.

Unlike Royal Caribbean's previous smart phone app, Royal iQ, there was to be no additional cost to use the texting feature in the app. 

 

So what happened to this 'chat with friends' feature that was supposed to be included with the new app?

 

Fast forward to November 2018 - The app team held a demo and talk for members of the media while on Symphony of the Seas and shed light on a few new features coming to the app.

They team demoed guest messaging, which is currently being tested on Allure of the Seas. They indicated that they are looking to improve the ease at which guests connect with each other by using a code unique to each guest.  

Royal Caribbean plans to add something they call "Ship to Guest messaging" where not only can guests chat with other guests, but get messages from the ship.  

 

Royal Caribbean has not shared any kind of timeline for when ships, other than the ten currently available, will be added to the app, nor when a particular feature will become available for use.

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Just got off Adventure and messaging via the app is not up on that ship yet.

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I messageinabottel been banned for years 🤣 

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On 2/4/2019 at 10:30 PM, Host Clarea said:

Only Allure has an app that has a functional free messaging option.

 

I am on the Allure in October. The app button for the chat function says you can stay connected to "linked" guests on the ship. Have you heard reports of anyone trying it yet without Voom?  We have Android phones so the iMessage option is not available. 

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42 minutes ago, mayleeman said:

 

I am on the Allure in October. The app button for the chat function says you can stay connected to "linked" guests on the ship. Have you heard reports of anyone trying it yet without Voom?  We have Android phones so the iMessage option is not available. 

 

You do not need VOOM to use the texting option on the RCI App.

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Posted (edited)

As soon as your on the ship can you connect to WiFi or is it not till you leave port?

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1 minute ago, DustFSU said:

As soon as your on the ship can you connect to WiFi or is it not till you leave port?

 

As oon as you are on the ship, sometimes even in the terminal.

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