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Sheene1976
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I'm due to sail to Norway next month and I want to know whether I'd have to change any settings to prevent a large bill. I've heard people say that I should switch the data roaming off whilst at sea as my phone will connect to the maritime network (???) and my bill will be huge. I did the same trip in 2019 but from what I can remember, my bill was fine but with the whole Brexit thing, I'm not sure whether anything has changed.

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Put the phone into Airplane mode, and just connect to the Ships on board WiFi, otherwise you will get a big bill if you connect to the ships mobile network. 

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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gmarkj
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You shouldn't need to do anything once you reach Norway, but DEFINITELY do not connect to any networks on the ferry @Sheene1976 . The charges for data use on a ferry is ridiculous!

More information on roaming in the link below.

Guide: Roaming MegaGuide 

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madasaf1sh
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@Sheene1976 

 

Put the phone into Airplane mode, and just connect to the Ships on board WiFi, otherwise you will get a big bill if you connect to the ships mobile network. 

Current Phone: Sony XPeria Pro-I and Motorola Razr 5G
I also have a Planet Computers Gemini

I work in IT as an Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Tools Administrator (Office 365, Slack and much much more) and manage hardware both Mobile and Desktop / laptop, my desk is a bit like PC World

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We are all customers and dont have access to any o2 accounts





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@Sheene1976 

Community guide here Guide: Cruise Liners / Aircraft Charges 

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