Hey Everyone jumping on a cruise ship tomorrow and I understand ships cell phone service is regulated by WMS world maritime service which offer different rates than Fido land roaming fees for postpaid clients which are usually 12 $/day in USA land or 15$/day International.Does anyone know the rates for WMS? Data,tex and Voice calls? thanks in advance
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Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate any updated information regarding roaming fees on cruises. It used to be considered a Premium Destination on the Fido Travel page. For example, see here. However, they seem to have updated the format and no longer have easy access to Premium Destination rates so they may have been updated.
The Wireless Maritime Services have provided an estimate on their usage rates here (see also here). You might consider contacting customer service for current rates. In addition, they can also be contacted via Live Chat, Facebook, or Twitter. Those methods can be accessed via the contact page posted above.
It would be important to note the Cellular at Sea service is available once the cruise ship reaches 12 nautical miles from land. If your phone connects service before the Cellular at Sea network is available, it will likely be connected to land service and incur Fido Roam charges.
Have a great trip and hope this helps 😀
Hi @pinballd , I don't know the rates aboard a cruise ship,but I do know that it's pretty expensive. The only people using their phones, that I saw, were VIP's and had it included with the loyalty rewards from the cruise line. You could check with your cruise line to see what their rates are. I'm not sure our phones would Roam with a cellular service.