I’m at sea on a cruise with 125 Mbps broadband
The $88 was per broadband account pre-paid, and each account can support one device at a time. (It costs more on-board.) I got one account for my wife’s iPhone and one account for myself, the latter to split between my iPhone and my laptop. That way we can iMessage each other at will from anywhere on the ship. Furthermore, the coverage is very good, much better than most (non-floating) hotels I’ve been in. There are occasional glitches though where if I haven’t used the device for a while it may briefly lose the connection when I start using it again.
The phones are set to airplane mode to avoid any inadvertent voice, text, or data charges, but then WiFi is turned on to get the WiFi broadband from the boat.
The main problem is their billing and accounting system on Princess Cruises for WiFi support. Needs work. I paid for two WiFi accounts with my billing folio, but that meant my wife couldn’t use one because it was under my name even though we are in the same room. In fact, I couldn’t use the second WiFi account myself either because all devices would default to the same WiFi account. If I tried to setup another device it’d just kick off the first device I set up on the first WiFi account and leave the second WiFi account I paid for unused. They do have a 4-device package but it costs the price of three independent devices, so that wouldn’t make sense for us.
IOW, they designed the billing plan to support either one device or 4 devices, but failed to account for the fact that most rooms would have two people in them with two devices, with one person paying all the bills. The only way they got this to work was to have us repurchase the plan using my wife’s billing folio (which didn’t exist at the time of my prepurchase). We can then hope they’ll properly refund the extra purchase as promised.