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Hello! I need to know what are my options for onboard texting? I have two 'on the go tweens' who like some freedoms... but I want to know where they are and where they are going.  What are the options on the Symphony? I can't figure out what it has, what it costs and what my options are? thank you!

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Symphony does not yet have the free texting from the RCI App.


Your other options would be:


Buy Royal's internet access (VOOM) and use WiFi calling and/or an internet texting app, such as iMessage or WhatsApp.


Pay by the text, which is $0.50 per text sent for Verizon or AT&T.  Contact your carrier for details about coverage while at sea on a cruise ship.  This is different than International coverage.

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1 minute ago, hmmerr01 said:

this is crazy that their newest ships don't have a service like this... ugh.  What about the harmony?


Harmony has been reported to have the free texting option.  Harmony also had the firewall hole that allowed iMessage to function without purchasing an internet package.  This last part can be stopped at any time.



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Honestly, I'd just get a multi-device internet package and use that (email, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, internet phone/text, etc.).

I got a 4-device plan for $7/person/day.  

Your kids are going to want to Instagram and SnapChat all their adventures anyway....

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