5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2010 6:30 AM by TheGreatOne RSS

    text messaging on a cruise

    fhsgirl

      i have unlimited text messaging for verizon. i will be going on a 7 day cruise to florida and the bahamas, leaving from new york. Would it cost extra to text on the ship? or at my destination? my father said it would be extra but i wanted to be sure. please help.

        • 1. Re: text messaging on a cruise
          TheGreatOne

          Text Messaging Rates:
          $0.50/address sent
          $0.05/message received

           

          You can go here for more info---->Cruise Chip Coverage

          • 2. Re: text messaging on a cruise
            fhsgirl

            even if i have unlimited?

            • 3. Re: text messaging on a cruise
              MorganB

              Yes, because you will be roaming.

               

               

              Global Text Messaging (Outside the U.S.)
              Rates Depend on WHERE You Are and WHO You Are Texting     
              VZW Customer 
              is in...   
              And Texting To or
              Receiving From...
              Charged AtRate Details
              Canada
              Puerto Rico
              U.S. Virgin Islands
              U. S.
              Canada
              Mexico
              Puerto Rico
              mobile numbers
                 Domestic Rate With a Message Bundle (including Unlimited, but Mobile to Mobile does not apply):
              Deducts from allowance 

              Over the allowance:
              $.10/per Recipient per Msg Sent
               $.10/Msg Received

              Pay As You Go:
              $.20/per Recipient per Msg Sent
              $.20/Msg Received
              Mobile numbers 
              of any
              International carrier with text capability
                International
              Rate
              Message Bundles do not apply
              $.25/per Recipient per Msg Sent
               $.20/Msg Received
              Any Global Country
              (with text capability)
              Any mobile number 
              anywhere
              Global Rate 

              Message Bundles do not apply
              $.50/per Recipient per Msg Sent
               $.05/Msg Received

               

               

               

              HTH :smileyhappy:,

              • 4. Re: text messaging on a cruise
                SuzyQ

                 


                fhsgirl wrote:

                i have unlimited text messaging for verizon. i will be going on a 7 day cruise to florida and the bahamas, leaving from new york. Would it cost extra to text on the ship? or at my destination? my father said it would be extra but i wanted to be sure. please help.


                 

                I was recently on a cruise, and I could look at the signal available on my phone to know if I could text or not without being charged.

                 

                We have unlimited texting, and if I had any 1X signal, or EV and 1X (Extended network, or not), then I could text, call, send pics (only when I had EX signal for pic messaging) and know I was on Verizon's network and there was no additional cost.  This was the case in 3 of the 4 port cities we visited.

                 

                Once we left port and were at sea, my signal switched and was either "Roaming" or NO signal at all.  If my phone said Roaming, I shut it off until we were back in port, because I knew I would get charged.

                 

                HTH,

                • 5. Re: text messaging on a cruise
                  TheGreatOne

                  I went on a cruise too back in 2009. Went over sea's on a cruise to Egypt, Turkey and parts of Greece.  I only turned on my phone once or twice just to see if I would get service. I remember I was roaming but a bunch of text messages came to my phone from my friends.

                   

                  Sometimes it may be better to get a prepaid phone while your away over sea's. Just add money to the phone for messaging of calling before you leave.