No matter which corner of the globe you need to reach, international dialing is remarkably simple. But unlike calling friends and family within the US, international calling may add additional charges to your monthly statement.
Luckily, there are a number of different options for international calling plans. The first step is to learn the basics of making an international call. The next is finding a plan that works best for your needs, whether you dial overseas frequently or only occasionally.
Here’s a quick list of the simple and affordable ways you can make calls internationally.
International calls generally require you to dial more digits to complete your call.
If you’re calling from the U.S., some countries in North America and in the Caribbean allow you to make an international call in the same way that you dial domestic — i.e., starting a +1 calling prefix for international numbers. Verizon offers this kind of 10-digit North American dialing for the Bahamas, Barbados and many other places.
There are, of course, some exceptions and cost considerations to note before making any international call:
In some instances, it may be easier to communicate with others on messaging apps such as Skype, iMessage and WhatsApp.
Want the option to send a quick text? Depending on your Verizon plan, you can text internationally at no extra charge. For instance, both the Verizon Unlimited plan and Verizon Shared Data plans offer unlimited international texting to make it easier to communicate without calculating time zones.
Do you know what you need from an international plan? Consider these scenarios:
Learn more about international calling.
With Verizon, avoiding unexpected international calling costs is easier than ever. Traveling abroad instead? Consult these FAQs on international dialing while you are outside of the U.S.