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    I have an ATT (Cingular) BB 8800 and am going on a cruise at the end of the year. Does anyone know if I will be able to use the phone overseas in the Eastern Carribean or on the ship for that matter? Maybe I need to pay for additional service during the trip? If anyone knows please drop me a note.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    Depends onthe ship and where you are going. Royal Carribbean has Cingualr access. I used mine on their 4 day cruise tot he Nassau a couple years ago. Might check with ATT to see if you need an International plan. I remember the bill was pretty high, the company was paying so it wasn't a big deal - company sponsored cruise too.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~The Norwegian Dawn of Norwegian Cruise lines has AT&T/Cingular service.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    I believe AT&T international data roaming is $20/month and is a feature that can be turned on and off without any penalty. Don't know if it is pro/rated but I doubt it.

    And I've heard that the voice charges can be expensive on ships, even with international voice roaming.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    Thank you.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    I believe AT&T international data roaming is $20/month and is a feature that can be turned on and off without any penalty. Don't know if it is pro/rated but I doubt it.

    And I've heard that the voice charges can be expensive on ships, even with international voice roaming.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    International Data roaming, is supposed to be a feature, not a plan. I think you need to try again.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    International Data roaming, is supposed to be a feature, not a plan. I think you need to try again.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    Tessitori is correct. I just recently added the Int'l Data Plan on my Cingular/AT&T 8800. It's a contract in terms of payment. Technically, it's not $20, it's actually $69/mo, but it replaces the standard $49/mo BB BES Data plan ($20 difference). Cingular/AT&T was very specific that once I added/transferred to the Int'l Data Plan, that I was agreeing to a 1-2 year committment (I honestly don't recall which) and that there would be $175 termination fee if I switch back to the standard BB Data Plan.

    Not to be confused with Int'l Roaming for voice, which IS a service.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    Then that is a recent change. There was an international blackberry data addon feature that could be added and renoved just like. Any other add on. And I didnt really didn't think any blackberry data plan was a contract item.
    I'll verify this tomorrow.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    I traveled to Europe for three weeks last month. I called Cingular, and they said the data plan required a minimum period of one year unless I wanted to pay the $175 penalty or whatever it was.

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    Re: Using 8800 on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by amsarge
    I have an ATT (Cingular) BB 8800 and am going on a cruise at the end of the year. Does anyone know if I will be able to use the phone overseas in the Eastern Carribean or on the ship for that matter? Maybe I need to pay for additional service during the trip? If anyone knows please drop me a note.
    The international section of the at&t site will tell you what countries voice and data will work in and what the roaming charge is -- I definitely recommend checking it out. It also includes information on shipboard coverage.

    You can also refer to gsmworld.com.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Then that is a recent change. There was an international blackberry data addon feature that could be added and renoved just like. Any other add on. And I didnt really didn't think any blackberry data plan was a contract item.
    The international BB data plan has definitely changed with at&t. There is now an ETF for removing it before the term expires.
    Last edited by takeshi; 06-11-2007 at 03:53 PM.

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