i have recently completed a cruise Sydney - Melbourne - Hobart and i have an international Data Roaming bill for 56.53Mb - $170.19. If i have used my phone in the ports i would have using my regular Telstra Account. If i was a sea and out of Telstra range (around 30kms) how did i have a connection. At no time on this cruise did i purchase a wifi package from the Cruise Line. So i how i get to be using international date?
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The charge's while on a cruise ship are below, note the Data is charged at $3/mb
International Day Pass
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CRUISE SHIP SERVICES
Make and receive a call $5.00 per minute
Send SMS 75c
Receive SMS Free
Data $3.00 per MB charged per KB
Send MMS Standard charges* + $3.00 per MB
Receive MMS $3.00 per MB
MessageBank® $5.00 per minute
TRAVEL OFFERS Mobiles on a plan:
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Also have a read of the below link which shows Usage in Australia, on airplanes or cruise ships: data at $3 per MB (charged per KB or part). You must pay for this usage separately.
Yes, That is correct. Cruise ships provide a mobile service for passengers via a satellite connection.