Hawaii cruise (flying to Honolulu then cruising around the islands)

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I'm going on a Hawaii cruise (flying to Honolulu then cruising around the islands) - if I get the US10 add-on will I be able to text, talk and check emails/facetime back to Canada with my i-phone when I'm off the cruise ship. We will be on a different Hawaiian island every day. Does Koodo have coverage in the Hawaiian islands? I believe it wont actually work ON the cruise ship  because that would involve satellite so I should keep my phone in airplane mode- can someone confirm this. thanks
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Goran, Mobile Master

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The only 10 dollar US roaming add-on is for 3 days of unlimited texting. You'd be able to do anything you want but you'd be paying for the pay per use rate instead for talk and data. Hawaii is included in US coverage. Yes you really want to not pay the pay per use satelite rates and airplane mode will make it easiest not to.
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Airplane mode is a good way to essentially block usage. You can disable roaming data, then just not accept or make phone calls while on the cruise. If the boat offers wifi, you can then make outbound calls using Google Hangouts Dialer and message via whatsapp.

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thanks for the very quick response, Goran. This is the plan I was thinking of adding on. As long as I was off the ship, would this work?


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Oh that's what you meant by US10. Yes it would work then. You might have to set to manual network mode for AT&T if it won't work.
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You can iMessage, email, and FaceTime while on Wi-Fi, and as a matter of fact I highly recommend using that mode as often as possible, saving your limited data for really necessary communications.