I tried at the appointed drop times and nothing came. There were no drops. We made the best of it.
I agree, @bethro23, I found having to always check my phone (with their stupid spotty wifi) to be a big distraction from my family and from the experience. I loved having the ability to do all that I could do, but I spent way too much time with my head in my phone. DH, who’s usually answering his own emails, even commented on how much time I was spending between the TP app, the WDW app and the darn settings, trying to get wifi.
For our AK day, I sucked it up and paid the $7 for roaming, but even so, I found I didn’t always have the service I’m used to having at home.