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Texting while cruising the ocean.


Please tell me the cost to send one text while I am cruising at sea in the Caribbean. It appears to be $0.60 per text which is much cheaper than paying $30 a day to use the ship wifi. I would like to communicate phone to phone with my wife on the ship.

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Yes th pay per use rate for satellite, like out to sea, is 60 cents a text. If you only need to fire off a low number of texts per day it works fine. Certainly cheaper than other options, which are geared towards higher use cas
Goran wrote:

Yes th pay per use rate for satellite, like out to sea, is 60 cents a text. If you only need to f...

Ok so it costs $0.60 to send a text from anywhere in the world, without adding an extra plan?  No other hidden costs? Europe, Africa, at sea, USA the same. All incoming texts are free as well anywhere in the world.
Ok so it costs $0.60 to send a text from anywhere in the world, without adding an extra plan?  No other hidden costs? Europe, Africa, at sea, USA the same. All incoming texts are free as well anywhere in the world.
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Yes. It can be cheaper in the US or other countries but especially while on satellite (cruise ships out to sea for example) it's 60 cent per outgoing text and free incoming
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Would this be paying for roaming as well?  Will also be cruising in a week on the Caribbean and trying to understand our options
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That is the roaming rate for satellite. Voice is 7 dollars per minute. Data is 15 dollars per MB. Texting is 60 cents per outgoing and free incoming. There are no other charges on satellite.

As for at individual nations you make port at, the Caribbean is Zone 2, which is 2.50 per minute, and 10 dollars per MB, while 60 cents per outgoing and free incoming. You have the option of adding 75 outgoing texts for 15 dollars for 30 days, or 50 minutes/texts/MB for 40 good for 30 days. I'd suggest not unless absolutely needed.

Here is more info:
http://help.koodomobile.com/coverage-long-distance-and-travelling/travelling

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Thank you!

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