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    Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Just curious on how my at&t straight talk sim would work on a Carnival Cruise and in the Bahamas. I know Carnival has Roaming agreements with at&t, but since this is an mvno with no extra charges for roaming, I wander if it will work. Anyone with any knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

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    Straight Talk does not operate with any international carriers, including cruise ships.
    Excerpt from Terms and Conditions:
    International Roaming is strictly prohibited. Straight Talk does not offer international roaming or international long distance service. You will not be able to make or receive calls on your Straight Talk phone if you are traveling outside of the United States. Any attempt to place or receive a call on your Straight Talk phone while traveling outside of the United States could result is service deactivation and account termination without a refund for unused service.
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    Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Leave it on and see you never know for sure if you get into a us territory on your trip it should work.

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    Probably won't work, but you never know.

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    does the cruise ships offer there own cell service aboard the ship.them things are like a floating city in its own self.

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    Cruise ships use satellite connections for cellular service. Even the contract carriers only offer pay-as-you-go on cruise ships. When cruise ships are in port or close to shore, the onboard system is turned off. One thing to be concerned about with contract carriers is that you might accidentally roam on cruise ships if you are nearby on a private boat, especially between Florida and the Bahamas or off the coast of Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska or the United States Virgin Islands. You do not have to turn on international roaming on your account to roam in Canada, Mexico or on cruise ships.
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    Well, I will soon find Out. We sail on the Carnival Ecstasy in 23 Days. I'll update when we find out for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andman433 View Post
    Well, I will soon find Out. We sail on the Carnival Ecstasy in 23 Days. I'll update when we find out for sure.
    Carnival... Good luck with that!

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    Not Worried... Mechanical systems malfunction from time to time. A Good comparison is even a Honda breaks down every once and a while. Still gonna have a blast and Enjoy my time in the Bahamas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andman433 View Post
    Not Worried... Mechanical systems malfunction from time to time. A Good comparison is even a Honda breaks down every once and a while. Still gonna have a blast and Enjoy my time in the Bahamas!
    Lol yeah, I'm sure it will be fine. Just giving you a hard time.

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    Didn't another Carnival ship break down this week too??

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/14...rnival-cruise/

    Hope the cell phone part is working when you go so we can hear back on the result

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    Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Sounds like carnival is having some major issues.
    Running too many phones

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathcab View Post
    Didn't another Carnival ship break down this week too??

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/14...rnival-cruise/

    Hope the cell phone part is working when you go so we can hear back on the result
    Or so we can hear his experience when the ship breaks down

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    I asked one of Straight Talk's Vice President's this very question. The response that I received was that it might work, because your account is held with AT&T and A&T has roaming agreements, but that if it worked and ST got a bill for the roaming, they would disable your account for violating the Terms of Service. Depending upon the costs they incur, they may or may not reactivate, but you'd have to call in, explain yourself, and beg.

    So, I recommend that you NOT try it on the ship.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andman433 View Post
    Just curious on how my at&t straight talk sim would work on a Carnival Cruise and in the Bahamas. I know Carnival has Roaming agreements with at&t, but since this is an mvno with no extra charges for roaming, I wander if it will work. Anyone with any knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
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    Straight Talk At&t service on A Cruise and the Bahamas

    Quote Originally Posted by EndeavorOR View Post
    I asked one of Straight Talk's Vice President's this very question. The response that I received was that it might work, because your account is held with AT&T and A&T has roaming agreements, but that if it worked and ST got a bill for the roaming, they would disable your account for violating the Terms of Service. Depending upon the costs they incur, they may or may not reactivate, but you'd have to call in, explain yourself, and beg.

    So, I recommend that you NOT try it on the ship.
    Especially if you like your phone number
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