Tips on using my phone during Mediterranean cruise
Does anyone have tips on how I can use my phone cost-effectively during a cruise? I want to use it primarily during shore excursions.
Jan 30th, 2018 11:13 am
Jan 30th, 2018 1:03 pm
Jan 30th, 2018 7:51 pm
Jan 31st, 2018 7:38 am
Jan 31st, 2018 9:49 am
Thanks. I will consider that but I also need a data plan if possible. There may not be wifi on areas that we want to visit.
Jan 31st, 2018 9:52 am
I did. It's $7/day for Easy Roam. And it will use my monthly data plan. I'm going to check fly2sim as suggested by @GateGuardian , I think that's more economical and the data plan is separate.
Jan 31st, 2018 10:03 am
Jan 31st, 2018 10:09 am
That seems like a pretty good price to me....and you use your own phone and don't have th change numbers and sim cards (if your phone is unlocked).
Jan 31st, 2018 12:25 pm
+1. Probably the best , easiest option. Use your own #, don't have to swap out SIM card, and use what ever you have on your Plan.
Jan 31st, 2018 5:16 pm
Jan 31st, 2018 5:19 pm
Jan 31st, 2018 5:32 pm
There are no cell towers on ships, hence, "exclude cruise ships". Having said that, I have used my cell when entering a port or when very close to shore, it can pick up a tower if close.
Jan 31st, 2018 10:26 pm
but they do work on ships, maybe not all, I'm sure they have some sort of cell/booster/satellite route and if you use your phone while at sea, its super expensive.
Jan 31st, 2018 11:07 pm
In my last med cruise, I used the 3UK sim for data. Note that the data is only available at each port of call or when the ship is close to the shore broadcast towers. Buy one with preloaded credit from a UK based eBay seller, an all you'll pay is £20 + postage to mail it to Canada for 12gb of data (and there is cheaper price for less data). Just remember - even if you buy one including preloaded credit, you still need to activate the £20 plan in order to benefit from the free roaming in 42 countries. Otherwise, you'll be charged pay-per-use roaming rates that will eat your £20 long before you hit 12gb.
Feb 1st, 2018 8:03 am
Yes, you are correct...there are a few ships that have a "cell at sea" capability but, you will pay for it. When you can get your own provider cell service for land service and wifi at sea and land, why pay what will be an exorbitant fee?