Using WiFi, Cell Phones and Internet on the Freedom of the Seas
You can access the internet on the Freedom of the Seas -- there is WiFi on the entire ship. There is also an internet cafe on the Freedom of the Seas.
The Freedom of the Seas is WiFi enabled throughout the ship including cabins. The Freedom of the Seas does provide PC's in an internet cafe on Deck 8. However, if you want to bring your own, the entire ship is WiFi enabled. You can choose from the Freedom of the Seas "pay-as-you-go" rate with your own laptop or at the various kiosks throughout the ship is a base rate is $.55 per minute or one of the following prepaid packages:
$28.00 for 60 minutes
$38.00 for 90 minutes
$55.00 for 150 minutes
These rates are subject to change without notice. If you need to get some work done in a quiet area other than your room, check out the Business Center on Deck 6. Another quiet place is the Library on Deck 7.
You can make and receive phone calls and text messages (SMS) while onboard the Freedom of the Seas.
Cell phone roaming is enabled on the Freedom of the Seas, however, the system can be pricey as the price plans feature international roaming rates and data charges (this can be very expensive). Contact your mobile phone operator to ensure that your account is activated for international roaming and inquiry as to per minute rates and data charges.
As of August 2009, all the major US mobile operators as well as Rogers Wireless in Canada are available on the Freedom of the Seas. There are also several mobile operators whom are available on the Freedom of the Seas.
Freedom of the Seas WiFi, Cell Phones and Internet Tips:
Some free minutes may be offered the first day during embarkation. Check with the internet manager for specific details.
It doesn't matter whether you bring your own computer or use the computers on the ship. The price is the same.
Think dial up speed when connecting on the ship. If you are sending emails, get all of your writing done offline and then just connect when you actually send them.
While the "CyberCabin Unlimited Internet" program did exist several years back, however, it appears that it has been discontinued.