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Old 11-29-2007, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a fairly new blackberry user. I have 8830 with verizon. I will be taking a cruise in a few weeks, will my email come through?
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you recieve data coverage, yes, it will be just like normal. if you have no service then the blackberry will be a fantastic organizer
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IF you receive data coverage. Hmmmmm
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i figure its only a matter of time (if it hasnt started already) before cruise ships link up with wireless carriers. Thousands upon thousands of customers per year to charge an extra fee to. They have ship to shore communications now, wouldnt be too much of a stretch to link a wireless tower to it. Heck, they are testing on Airplanes now.
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8830. Verizon. CDMA....
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im not sure why CDMA would limit this? i am probably missing some glaring flaw, and its in the place to hide it best, right in front of my face ....
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Can you explain 8830 CDMA? Sorry very new to this
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Cruise ships generally travel around the world and visit ports outside of North America. THe rest of the world does not use CDMA. That's my point.
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8830 World Phone?
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NM - good point. I keep forgetting that Verizon has acknowledged GSM! But not on the 8130.

Thanks for pointing it out!
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i figure its only a matter of time (if it hasnt started already) before cruise ships link up with wireless carriers. Thousands upon thousands of customers per year to charge an extra fee to. They have ship to shore communications now, wouldnt be too much of a stretch to link a wireless tower to it. Heck, they are testing on Airplanes now.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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NJB, it's about the only thing that Verizon has done right lately . I'm sure their new "open device" policy will be all smoke and mirrors......lol.
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You could purchase the Global support pack for the 8830. Then have the device provisioned for international usage. I believe this is a monthly charge of 69.99 for unlimited data.
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Do a search for "Cruise" at the Verizon website and you'll get to a roaming site with a pull down box to check cruise ships and countries. Tmobile also has a long list of cruise ships that you can use their phones on.

None of the rates are very appealing, but data might at least be palatable if it's available.

International Roaming - Verizon Wireless

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Cruise ships generally travel around the world and visit ports outside of North America. THe rest of the world does not use CDMA. That's my point.
true but an on the ship tower could in theory be anything you want it to be, CDMA, iDEN, GSM, even old TDMA *shudder* and you could, as already pointed out, use the international GSM portion
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I can speak from experience on using my mobile phones on cruise ships. Earlier this year I was on the RC Navigator of the Seas and the CDMA (Verizon) coverage was significantly weaker and spotty compared to my GSM (AT&T) friends. This could be coincidence but not likely.

Just make sure you have your international roaming plan in place and watch that you are using the ships cell tower (at sea) vs being in range to an island and getting their towers. You could home to a huge wireless bill. On the data side I have to ask do you really need or want your email that badly? If so you can sign on to get either WiFi access on the ships internet cafe's using your BB 8820 or use one of the Internet Cafe computers to clear your mail.

One last thought, even at $1.50 - $3.00 a minute on cellular roaming (plus your plan minutes) its cheaper than $7-10 on ship to shore.
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