Apple Vacations launches unlimited-calls app

Apple Vacations offers an introductory rate of $4.99 through Dec. 31 on its new On-the-Go mobile app with Traveler Connect, available for guests in Cancun/Riviera Maya.

After Dec. 31, the app is priced at $14.99.

Guests staying in preferred clubs at Secrets, Dreams and Now resorts and spas as well as Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, get the app for free.

The app, which will be available throughout Mexico and the Caribbean early in 2012, offers unlimited calling to any U.S. number, unlimited text/messaging, unlimited posts and discounts on excursions.

Users can check flight status, weather and destination activities and information and download their itinerary from WiFi hotspots at hotels, resorts and other locations in the destination.

Tim Mullen, Apple Vacations president, pointed out that two 10-minute calls from Cancun each day could cost vacationers more than $400 during their vacation.

“Add the cost of multiple, daily text messages, which could cost up to $1.50 each. Visitors often are surprised with international phone bills in excess of $600 when they leave,” Mullen said.

For info on the app, visit www.appleonthego.com.

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