08-29-2009 8:13 PM
08-31-2009 3:30 PM
I don't know your cruise, but when I took at cruise in 2005 it left Tampa and went down the Florida coast (cut across the Coast -- no coverage then, Cell-at-Sea nowadays) and had coverage along the Yucatan coastline. I lost coverage at the Guatemalan border, and didn't get it back until the next day. I had coverage in Belize. Obviously something following the Pacific coast would be completely different.
You can usually buy Telecel SIMs off E-Bay fairly cheaply. Stay away from the other carrier (Movistar). While their prices are significantly cheaper, their coverage zones are much smaller.
09-12-2009 1:27 PM
09-12-2009 7:38 PM
Most likely it will. Most of the cruise lines set their own rates (most $2.49 per min but you should check with the cruise line directly to find out what their rates are) and there are no discounts available, so adding the international roaming feature will not help you at all
This. Even with World Traveler, which provides a discount to most countries, Cruises are not including in the plan. Cruise ships hate letting things off as cheap, and thus seem to refuse to sign a discounted plan with any wireless provider. For that matter, I wouldn't even have your phone on while NEAR the ship since you could accidentally attach to the ship's signal and then get forced to pay their price even though you are not on the ship
09-13-2009 1:59 PM
Even with roaming and other various plans like world traveller that give you a discount, roaming is still very expensive and the best thing to do is purchase a local SIM as others suggested. You could change the voicemail on your phone saying you are away and leave the new international phone number for people to call you if they really need you.
09-13-2009 6:28 PM
10-02-2009 8:43 AM
10-02-2009 2:32 PM