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#1 twinkletoes

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    Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:16 AM

    I was just wondering if anyone has or is planning to take a laptop or cell phone with them while traveling. Or how about at least a prepaid calling card? Any advice would be appreciated, as I have never been out of the country with my laptop or cell phone.

    I've heard that the wireless at the resort may be a little slow. I'm wondering if its even worth it to lag the laptop around. I know I need to check with my provider as far as costs for making calls on my cell. I was just wondering what everyone here would advise doing.

    Thanks!
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    #2 Spazz

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      Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:21 AM

      I always bring my both, but in this case:
      (1) I'm bringing my cell phone so I can call family/friends before their arrival in case there are any problems and so I can call the dog sitter.
      (2) I'm leaving my laptop at home, but plan to log on to the resort computers to check in with BDW!

      #3 Gretchen

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        Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:07 AM

        I usually avoid the laptop when on vacation - only take it for work travels. But, I always take the cell. Use it as an alarm. That is where everyone's phone # is stored. I don't answer it usually - usually don't carry it, but check messages daily for any emergencies.
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        #4 lucy106

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          Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:16 AM

          Taking the cell phone so I can get in touch with my friends and family. Other then that everything else stays!

          #5 MissyR

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            Posted 21 March 2008 - 09:53 AM

            I isually have my blackberry and there are no problems - although in Nov we were in RM and I got perfect email and cell phone and FI got nothing!

            #6 Maura

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            Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:09 AM

            both of us have blackberry phones, which we are taking. we are also bringing one of our laptops that has every communication between us and the westin saved to it, as well as printouts of the final details agreed upon and put in a file folder in case we need them.

            also, my photographer will be delivering the photos to us on CD while we're still there on our honeymoon, so we want to be able to see the photos right away!

            im not planning on using the computer to connect to the internet (unless necessary) or be on BDW while there, but i may check in for just a quick sec to post a few teaser photos to tide you photo whores over

            also, you should ask your cell provider to turn on your international calling feature, it often doesnt cost anything extra and prevents you from getting roaming charges

            #7 ErinB

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              Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:20 AM

              I'll take the cell phone if there is an emergency at home with the puppy dog. I'll buy a calling card so I can call home. The laptop will stay here. I don't have any more space for luggage/carry-ons! LOL!

              #8 Yari

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                Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:42 AM

                I am taking my cellphone and laptop. I like to upload pics to my laptop right away. It's instant gratification.

                #9 Maura

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                Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:08 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Yari
                I like to upload pics to my laptop right away. It's instant gratification.
                yeah, also i am this way and i am a freak about the possibility of losing any photos from the wedding/honeymoon, so we plan to upload all our pics at the end of each day to our picasa account in addition to the computer, so that if the computer or cameras were to get stolen (god forbid) then we have all the photos elsewhere and its no big deal.

                #10 LadyCheese

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                  Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:13 PM

                  I will only take my cell phone bc all our important numbers are there...everything else stays behind, I think I will be too busy having fun to play with my electronics.




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