I like to stay in touch with Home because I have pets that I worry very much about. Plus I would like to know of anything important going on at home.  Texting was costly sometimes.  The new Internet prices have been lowered considerably so on our last cruise, which was a 14 day cruise, I got the Internet service.  I also have the opportunity to post all of my pictures on the same day that I took them. The folks at home really enjoyed this.  I took about 1700 pictures. LOL