How to Pick an International Plan for Your Phone
Prepare for your next overseas adventure with this helpful guide to international phone plans.
Your travel plans might be coming along, but you'll want to make sure you have an international plan that lets you use your smartphone or basic phone in other countries. With this quick guide from Verizon, you can get your hands on all the tips you’ll need for staying connected to on the go.
Most Verizon phones are global devices, but you can double-check that yours works outside the United States using the Verizon Trip Planner tool. Just enter your destination and device and the planner will check compatibility and recommend international plan options like the following:
TravelPass, Verizon’s go-to international plan, is the perfect option for customers who want to use their cell phones without worrying about added costs. For a set fee of just $10 a day per line, you can access your domestic voice, text and data plan while traveling in over 185 countries worldwide. It’s only $5 per line in Mexico and Canada for customers whose domestic plans don’t cover these areas. And either way, you’ll only be charged on the days you use your phone outside the US.
Just remember that your minutes, texts and data will count toward your regular plan. If you go over your plan allowance, you’ll be charged the usual overage fees.
Verizon offers a Mexico and Canada plan as well as ones for service in more than 185 countries. Month-to-month plans include a monthly fee for a certain amount of minutes, messages and data. Overages apply if you exceed the plan allowances.
Pay as you go.
With pay-as-you-go rates, you’re charged by the minute, message or data use. Verizon extends this plan in Cuba, and is the first US-based wireless company to offer roaming there.
For those about to set out on a boat vacation, Verizon offers pay-as-you-go rates with over 400 cruise ships. Visit the Trip Planner and enter your ship or destination to check availability.