I will be on a cruise ship this summer and I have been told that if I do not turn off my blackberry that I will incur horendous charges. Apparently there is a cell tower on the ship and anything coming through that is charged at $2.95 per min. I don't need that kind of expense but I want the functionality of my Storm and its calendar, camera etc. If I could somehow turn off receiving any emails and any text messages and maybe the internet browser, then I should not incur any ship board cell tower charges. Any thoughts on this, what have you done in the past when you were on a cruise ship.
This will not prevent text messages from being sent/received, only data.
The first suggestion will prevent data and sms as well as voice calls.
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I wonder if you could call the cruise company and find out what carrier is covering the ship, and maybe get a temporary roaming plan with them. Might be worth 20-40 bucks to have your BB work on the ship.
If it was that cheap, I'd probably buy a short plan.