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Cruise ship math

Discussion in 'The Roaming Zone' started by dmapr, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. dmapr

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    So I was looking at buying Wi-Fi for my upcoming cruise to Norway and I've noticed something peculiar about the pricing structure of those packages. You can buy 1,2,3 or 4 device packages. The 1 device package is $12.59/day, 2 devices is $25.58/day, 3 devices is $35.98/day and 4 devices is $44.76/day. So far so good, makes sense, right? The more you buy the more you save, pretty standard stuff. Not so fast... that's price per device per day! So for 1 device it's $12.59, 2 - $51.16 , 3 - $107.94 and 4 - $179.04!! Amazing stuff :D
     
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    Last time I was on a cruise I signed up for a "social media" internet package. Only allowed sites like Facebook and Twitter. Unlimited data $30/7 day cruise. They didn't care how many devices, as long as only one was logged in at a time.
     
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    Send them an email and tell them you have noted their error.
     
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    I have no use for such a package Yes, they don't care how many devices, the n-device package allows n devices to be signed on at the same time. Which is 2 for me as I want my wife you be able to be online at the same time as I am.
    Nah, I don't think it's an error. If you try to buy the package it wants that much money. They also try to preclude you from buying multiples of 1 device package, but their programmers are inept

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    The last time I took a cruise, I looked at the prices...and turned off my phone and just enjoyed the vacation.


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    Those are not mutually exclusive ;)
     
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    OK, so upon closer inspection it's not their math, it's their UX. You don't realize when ordering that it's not a one two-device package to be shared by two people but rather a two-device EACH package. Still, ordering 2 single-device packages is cheaper than a single 2-device package (although the difference is more like 1.5%) -- go figure
     

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