How to get cell service on a cruise

I’m going on a cruise to Mexico this fall. What is the best way to maintain text messaging while out to sea and in Mexico?

Hi @jillp.2zi1np,

As of today, Republic does not offer any cellular service outside the U.S. including a cruise ship at sea. Anywhere outside, the U.S. where you have access to adequate WiFi, your phone would work just as it does when connected to WiFi at home. Some more detail is linked here:

Please note WiFi service on a cruse ship at sea would be satellite based. Though probably adequate for text messaging, calling might not work well due to the latency introduced by the satellite connection. You might also find this to be of interest:

Thank you. I only want to be able to text message. So I’ll check into the ship’s wifi service.

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