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Old 05-01-2012, 14:44   #1
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Help re Cell Phone

Anyone had experience sailing from Canada to Cuba re cell phones. Is it best to get an unlocked one in Canada and then buy a Sim card for each different country one plans to visit? Canada has the most expensive cell phone plans I know of and roaming plans are not an option. also how prevalent is free wifi up and down the US coast?

I want to stay in email touch at least with my kids while sailing and trying to figure out the least expensive way to do so. I have a mifi which takes cell signals and converts them to wifi so if I have relatively inexpensive cell phone plan I am okay.

What do the rest of you do for email while sailing?
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Re: Help re Cell Phone

What route do you follow? For the US East Coast Verizon is a good choice for the ICW. If you are going offshore then you can do anything you want and it won't work. Some parts of the ICW don't have cell phone coverage but not for more than a day.
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