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Old June 12th, 2008, 12:09 PM
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Does anyone know who is the cellphone service provider aboard Princess? I checked with cellular at sea and they do not list Princess as one of their cruise lines.
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They're just now installing the equipment in the Princess ships. If the ship is set up for cell service, they'll usually work with most providors, but the fees can vary between $2.50 to $5.00 per minute depending on who your providor is. You are definitely "Roaming".
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Does anyone know who is the cellphone service provider aboard Princess? I checked with cellular at sea and they do not list Princess as one of their cruise lines.
The are not in operation yet, as mentioned it will be quite pricey.
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Best to check with your carrier to see which ship do currently offer coverage for your cell phone. It is being added to the ships this year and all are expected to have the service by the end of the year. Below is the current information from the Verizon Wireless Web Site under International Roaming for Princess.





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Diamond Princess*Golden Princess*Grand Princess*Island Princess**No Text Messaging Available

Roaming Rate: $2.49
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I did a little research and found that the service provider for Princess is Maritime Communications Partner. It is interesting to read the press release, as one of the reasons that this provider was choosen was because they can restrict service from areas of the ship in which Princess does not want cell phones used. Their web site is:
http://www.mcp.com/maindesign_2.asp?aid=20511&gid=9597
A press release can be found at:
http://dynamic.protu.no/pictures/160...ary%202008.pdf

FYI service for Carnival, Royal Caribbean and some others is by WMS Wireless Maritime Services and it can be found at:
http://www.wirelessatsea.com/
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Thanks for the info everyone. We have only sailed on Celebrity in the past and they use cellular at sea. Yeah, it is expensive, but I wanted to find out how the provider is. First time we sailed with Celebrity, there was no extra charge to use cellphones on board. The times they are a changing! We plan to use the phones only while standing on US soil!
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