How to Pick an International Plan for Your Phone

Check out this helpful guide to international plans and make sure you’re prepared for your next overseas adventure.

Your travel plans might be coming along, but don’t forget to double-check on an international plan so you can stay connected on your trip. With this quick guide from Verizon, you can get all the tips and answers you’ll need for staying connected to on the go.

Choose the best plan for your trip.

Use the Verizon Trip Planner tool to get the best plan for your trip. Simply tell us where you’re going and for how long and we’ll recommend a travel plan option.


TravelPass, Verizon’s go-to international plan, is the perfect option for customers who want to use their cell phone 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 allowance while travelling in over 210 countries and destinations worldwide. It’s only $5 per line in Mexico and Canada for customers whose domestic plans doesn’t cover those countries. And either way, you’ll only be charged on the days you use your phone outside the US.

TravelPass is simple to activate. To add it to your line, simply text the word TRAVEL to 4004 or on My Verizon. You’ll then receive a welcome text message explaining the daily fee when you arrive in a TravelPass destination. The first time you use your phone to make a call, send a text or use data, the daily fee will begin. Use your phone as much as you want for the next 24 hours; you’ll only get another TravelPass charge if you use your device after the time elapses. You can add TravelPass to a 4G or 5G world device with a qualifying domestic plan.

Just remember that your minutes, texts and data will count toward your regular plan. If you go over your domestic plan allowance, you’ll be charged the usual overages fees.

International monthly plans.

The $100 International Monthly Plan includes 250 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data for 30 days and is ideal for trips of 10 days or more.

You can also add a data plan on select cruise ships and airplanes for just $20 and get 50 MB of data for browsing the web or using your email. If service is available on board, Verizon will automatically send you a text message with the offer to add the plan. 

Check the TripPlanner for participating cruise ships and contact your airline for details of on board service. 

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.

Other related terms: International plan, wireless international plan, international travel plans, travel cell phone plans, traveling data plan


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