Great Way to use your IPhone to make calls/texts FOR FREE While Cruising

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#21
Vancouver, BC
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Originally posted by uncleboo
thanks all for posting on how to make calls I have an iphone 6 and i am not sure how to do it, i am not that phone savvy with at at and t





the comments are not necessary if you do not want to use the phone while on vacation then why do you even feel the need to post your negative comments





i am going on a cruise with a friends and have to call home to check up on my elderly mom and husband





we all have different situations so keep the negativity to yourself


The posts you are referencing are OLD, and I was just agreeing with another poster.


It's not too late to make a New Years resolution like,"if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". I did a while ago, are you going to?

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#22
Seattle
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Joined Nov 2015
Originally posted by uncleboo
thanks all for posting on how to make calls I have an iphone 6 and i am not sure how to do it, i am not that phone savvy with at at and t

the comments are not necessary if you do not want to use the phone while on vacation then why do you even feel the need to post your negative comments

i am going on a cruise with a friends and have to call home to check up on my elderly mom and husband

we all have different situations so keep the negativity to yourself
I completely agree with you about the negative and judgmental comments! Why do they even bother coming to the technology forum? Do they go to the Casino forum and criticize people for gambling? Many of us choose to stay connected and we shouldn't be subjected to the thinly veiled superiority from those who don't.
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#23
Austin, TX
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I have to keep in touch with home while on a cruise. The wifi calling on the 6plus worked wonderfully. Hubby has no clue how to use A smartphone or computer, much less An app, so regular old phone calls are what is needed.


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#24
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I am getting a lot of conflicting info on cell phone service on ship
Do you all think there will be places at each port to make a call or get internet
#25
Bowie, Maryland (suburb of Washington, DC)
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Originally posted by uncleboo
I am getting a lot of conflicting info on cell phone service on ship
Do you all think there will be places at each port to make a call or get internet
Most places you will be able to get internet free or low cost somewhere near the ship dock. Easiest way is to ask a crew member. They know all of them. Or go on deck and look around. That crowd of people on phones is a clue! Visitor's centers or welcome offices have wi-fi and it is usually posted on the door. Starbucks and coffee shops are good for wi-fi (bathrooms too). Be aware that you must have phone in airport mode while walking around. If you run into a wi-fi spot and your phone is on -- it searches for wi-fi connections. If it finds an open one then all the commercials and FB notices etc come on and use up all your data -- bill bigger than you expect. If you go into settings and select a wi-fi provider, you are on wi-fi and not using your data plan on the phone. If you have a teenage grandkid -- they can teach you everything. If you are 70, like me, I just ask a cute youngun working on their phone to help me get on. They almost always do. If not change seats and ask again! It's fun to be a little strange sometimes. Now if I could get the double chin out of the shelfies!
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I would never be using a "public" wifi without a VPN service. Way too many security issues without one.
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#27
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Originally posted by Lenliner
I agree with badfinger. Better things to do onboard than be on the phone. Look around, and smell the coffee! >_<
Some folks have family they need to keep in touch with while away. I will enjoy my vacation more knowing all is well back home!