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Old 01-09-2011, 02:45 PM   #1
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Wave Phone Details


DCL Wave Phone - Size Comparison by ssanders79, on Flickr

Just back from a 5 night on the Magic and here is the scoop on the Wave Phones.

Upon check in you will be asked to sign a new waiver. This is a Wave Phone waiver acknowledging the fact that there is a replacement cost of $250/each.

Once you get to your stateroom you will find 2 (or 4) Wave phones, 1 charger and Wave Phone Instructional Guide (pdf) on the desk.

Each phone is assigned a number based on your stateroom followed by a sequential number 1, 2, ect. For example, we were in stateroom 2628 so the numbers were 26281 and 26282.

You can rent more if for other people in your stateroom for $3.50/day. Most rooms have 2 while the suites have 4. You have the option to opt out and not use them. There is no cost to use them, just a charge if you loose or damage a unit.

The phone has a handsfree headset jack on the side.

DCL Wave Phone - Side by ssanders79, on Flickr

The Wave phones have replaced the pagers used by Youth Activies. The phones have texting abilities and service on the ship & Castaway Cay.

Below are the screenshots from the phones display.
As you can see all the red items are locked. For example you could not add contacts, which was disappointing because the other stateroom handset(s) is not entered as a contact. Both units we had did not allow you to change the ringtone, in fact, it was set to vibrate only. At first this was a bit annoying, but in reality it makes sence. These would be ring all the time all over the ship.

DCL Wave Phone - Screenshots by ssanders79, on Flickr

One major issue as with all (with a few exceptions) phones; they are NOT WATERPROOF!!! We saw a teenager run back to his mother at Castaway Cay with a soaked phone that he had in his swim trunks while snorkling. OUCH!!!!


DCL Wave Phone - Back by ssanders79, on Flickr
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Thanks for putting those details up ... it's really helpful to know these new things!

This will be so much easier than leaving messages on our stateroom door!!
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Sorry, you answered my questions. I must read more carefully!
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I don't like that it is only in vibration mode. I would like to keep this with me but not necessarily on me.
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I don't like that it is only in vibration mode. I would like to keep this with me but not necessarily on me.
Can you imagine the NOISE all over the ship if they allowed these things to RING? UGH! Thank GOODNESS they are only set to vibrate. It looks as though a voice message can be left - so just check your messages every so often. Problem solved!
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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Very cool! As posted in another thread.

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The DECT handset G955 is a sophisticated wireless handset for use in professional office environments providing the mobile user the optimum in mobility, accessibility, flexibility and comfort.

The DECT handset G955 brings mobile communication for DECT users to the highest level:
• An appealing design and intuitive user interface
• Colour display and icon based menu for ease of use
• Scratch-protected user design
• Provides valuable information to the user, reducing central directory access, personal phone book and calendar entries
• Enhanced comfort and flexibility by adding options such as a Bluetooth headset
• Gives users full control over their accessibility
• Provides many call control features seamlessly integrated with the PBX
• DECT compliance for high quality speech and security
• Provides an excellent communications device for organizations that rely on messaging or alarm information sent to employees, such as in hospitals and hotel environments
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Range inside 50 meter
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Talk time 12 hours
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Handset dimensions: 126 x 45 x 20 mm (5" long by slightly over 1.75" wide and 0.75" thick)


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Can you imagine the NOISE all over the ship if they allowed these things to RING? UGH! Thank GOODNESS they are only set to vibrate. It looks as though a voice message can be left - so just check your messages every so often. Problem solved!
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Can you imagine the NOISE all over the ship if they allowed these things to RING? UGH! Thank GOODNESS they are only set to vibrate. It looks as though a voice message can be left - so just check your messages every so often. Problem solved!
Sorry but I think it will be a pain to have to check for messages every 5-10 minutes. I don't exactly want to be attached to a phone 24/7 on my vacation. However since they are taking place of the pagers for the kids clubs (which did have a sound option) it does not look like I will have any choice.

I don't seem to remember hearing constant paging sounds on our previous cruises. It does not have to be a full on ring but some kind of audible alert would be a nice option. I am sure many people would choose the vibration option anyway.
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DCL Wave Phone - Size Comparison by ssanders79, on Flickr

From the size comparison, it looks like the Aquapac Mini would be the right size for the Wave Phone to go to someplace wet.

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The specs on page 1 state that it is Bluetooth capable.

I wonder if we can pair it w/ our Bluetooth earpieces?
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The specs on page 1 state that it is Bluetooth capable.

I wonder if we can pair it w/ our Bluetooth earpieces?
I believe this option is not enabled with the Wave Phones as it's an additional module.
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I believe this option is not enabled with the Wave Phones as it's an additional module.
Grrrr. That would have solved the carrying issue for us. I could have just thrown it in my bag and used the earpiece.

Back to the drawing board!
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sorry if this has been answered before but will reservations you make (Palo, Brunch, wine tasting, etc) and other selected activities you are interested in for the family (bingo, shows, etc) be available on the phone in the calender?
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sorry if this has been answered before but will reservations you make (Palo, Brunch, wine tasting, etc) and other selected activities you are interested in for the family (bingo, shows, etc) be available on the phone in the calender?
No, the phones we had did not allow for adding events to the calendar and our booked events were not "pushed" to the handsets.

These phones have some potential to do way more, but it looks like DCL is keeping it simple and using them as a direct replacement for the pager with the bonus of a wireless phone.

Keep in mind that the more features avaliable the more support DCL will be forced to offer. Just allowing you to use your own bluetooth headsets would end up causing many calls/visits to guest services to set them up. Not something DCL wants to deal with I'm sure.
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Has anyone tried taking one off the ship other then castaway key?

How far away from the ship did it work?
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