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Bypass High Internet Rates on Cruise Ships

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by InTh3Moment, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. InTh3Moment

    InTh3Moment Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Okay, if mods can place this question in a better section please do, as I couldn't find any other section to ask this.

    I have been looking into ways to get internet on a cruise ship, literally over seas. Not in Europe.

    I am wondering if anyone has found a way to bypass the high rates that cruise ships charge.

    Any ideas and suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks!
     
  2. SSSPUD

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    this would be great to know also, is it just like a WIFI hotspot?
     
  3. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Probably nothing that won't get you in some serious legal trouble if you get caught. You're own a cruise, just enjoy the damn ocean. Forget about the internet for a while.
     
  4. zerofoxtrot

    zerofoxtrot Senior Member

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    I was on a cruise a few weeks ago, and let me tell you, starting at the ocean gets boring after a while.
    OP: I have no idea on bypassing the high internet rates on cruise ships, as I couldn't even connect to the Wi-Fi network. I had to pay to get access to a "Wi-Fi lounge", costs me 10 euros. Decided not to do it. Better get some offline entertainment while you're at it!
     
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  5. InTh3Moment

    InTh3Moment Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That would be nice to forget about the Internet. I do a lot of content writing so I can't really put everything away and forget about it for even a day, let alone a week. I was hoping to find a way to be able to continue writing each day while being on a cruise. I don't really want to spend hours writing every day only to come out having lost money after taking into account their Internet rates.

    If you have any ideas though, please feel free to share them as far as what you're referring to about getting in trouble. I don't think you're liable for sharing ideas ;)
     
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    Yes, it's a WiFi hotspot, yet from the little research I've done, it seems that cruise ships have their own built-in cell towers or something to that effect. I guess there aren't any cell towers out in the ocean, however I don't even know if that's the only way cellphones can get signals. Are some international phones using satellite signals or something other than cell towers?
     
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    it's probably sat-internet. I know a few years ago that was the standard but nowdays i honestly don't know.
    Now i remember when i was in thailand they used a wifi system where they sold access codes on a scratch card. In the "lounge" you could find said cards when people left. And you could also try random numbers. I remember as long as you didn't turn off the computer the internet access was active so i surfed for free because i had a bunch of 1min cards.

    All I'm saying is it totally depends on the system they've got there. Maybe it's only protected by WEP and you can hack it easy, maybe it isn't hard to say when i don't know their specs. xd
     
  8. twilightofidols

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    Staring at the ocean never got boring for me.

    I worked on spinning articles while I was on the cruise.

    My web sites and SERP ranking didn't crash for those few days I didn't get alone and when I got back I found out I made a ton of money while I was on my cruise it paid for itself. You'll live bro.

    Just load up your spinner, and do the dirty work. You don't need an internet connection for that.

    Or alternatively, just run your software 24/7 in a VPS that doesn't disconnect when you do and get on maybe 5-10 minutes a day just to ensure everything is running smoothly.
     
  9. geezer466

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    There would be no easy way without cracking the encryption they have on the onboard network.
    If they found you doing this you would likely be put off at the next stop and possibly handed over to the authorities.

    Here is one little tip though, many cruise terminals around the World (I have been on cruises in the Carrib and Med) offer free wifi. It will be a short walk off the ship into the terminal but it will be free and there is usually a bar or cafe there so you can have a drink and bite.

    Another tip is the crews of these ships are in the main from the Philippines and other Pacific and sub continent areas, they are away from home for long stretches at a time and usually only get one day off a week. Often this free internet is the only contact they will have with home over this time. The free wifi spots will be easy to spot as when you go ashore you will spot the crew members all sat around on the floor in an area of the terminal with their laptops, tablets and smartphone's chatting away to home.

    You of course can also take advantage of this..

    Internet on board and whilst the ship is at sea has to be linked thru satellite which is why it is so expensive. If the ship has poor line of sight then the connection will be non existant to poor anyway.

    Enjoy your cruise and save your email/surfing till when you hit the terminals
     
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