Turn Off Your Phone While Cruising
I recently suggested that international travelers should consider getting T-Mobile since they now offer free (basic) data in 120+ countries. However, a few weeks ago on a Windstar cruise from Barcelona to Rome,
I learned the hard way that on a cruise you should turn your mobile device off or put it in airplane mode no matter who your carrier is. That’s because I woke up one morning to text messages reading, “Welcome to Iceland” then “Welcome to France” (which is where we were) and then when I returned home I had accrued over $380 in roaming fees without even using my phone. Ouch!
Luckily, I called T-Mobile and they credited my account but it could’ve been because I had an awesome agent. Turn your phone off or put it in airplane mode as soon as you leave port to prevent this from happening.
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