(Closed) How much does your cell phone provider charge

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How much does you cell phone provider charge for minute of international travel?
    $0-$1.50 : (1 votes)
    20 %
    $1.51-$2 : (2 votes)
    40 %
    $2.01-$3 : (2 votes)
    40 %
    $3+ : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    .99/minute

    Post # 5
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    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t know off hand, but when my husband was deployed to various parts of Africa, his cell phone bill one month came back at almost $1,000 and we didn’t talk an excessive amount!

    I would seriously suggest just getting a calling card. If you don’t plan on having lengthy, personal conversations a calling card from the payphone in the hotel lobby is perfect for saying “hi mom, dad, we made it! See you in a week!”.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    What about google video chat or skype? It would definitely be cheaper that way and most resorts have internet.

    Post # 7
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    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    When I went on a cruise last summer it was $1.99/minute or $.35 to send either a text or picture message, and $.05 to receive a text message or $.25 to receive a picture message. I sent my SO one picture message a day and he sent me one text message a day.  It wasn’t too horrible.

    Post # 8
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It depends on where you are. Usually it’s waaaaay cheaper to just buy a SIM card in whatever country you’re in and not bother with your home carrier. We jail broke our iPhones specifically to do this – and it works great! Most phones do that without jailbreaking.

    We use Skype on my laptop if there is WiFi or internet cafes if there isn’t in foreign countries to call home. If all you want to do is let them know you got there safe, just email them, or text if you don’t have a computer. it’s your honeymoon. You shouldn’t be chatting with family.

    Post # 9
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If the resort has internet access, could you just e-mail your families?  My husband and I stayed in the US for our honeymoon, but we told everyone that unless there was a problem, they should not try to get a hold of us during the honeymoon, and we wouldn’t be contacting them.  It was so nice to break away from technology for a week!

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