Verizon's new data plan for international travelers allows 100MB for $25

Verizon's new data plan for international travelers allows 100MB for $25
With spring in full bloom and the first early signs of summer showing, Verizon has picked a right time to announce its new Global Data Plan for international travelers. Advertized to remove the “guesswork out of international travel,” the new plan is simple: you get 100MB of data for $25 a month. Shortly before you run out of your limits, you get a text warning and the option to purchase another 100MB for the same price.

The new plans come into force on April 23rd in lieu of $30/50MB, $75/150MB and $125/300MB options that existed so far. The new Verizon Global Data plans also make the carrier more affordable than rivals like AT&T that charge $25 for half the data, 50MB.

The new tariff works in some 120 countries including all of Europe, Canada, South America, the Caribbean and, of course, Mexico. Transferring one KB of data in countries not on the list where Verizon still offers service will cost 2 cents.

source: Verizon Wireless

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6 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's a step in the right direction, although international roaming is still ludicrously expensive.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

AT&T's current international data plans: $24.99 50 MB Overage: $10/10 MB $.0195/KB $49.99 125 MB Overage: $10/10 MB $.0195/KB $99.99 275 MB Overage: $10/10 MB $.0195/KB $199.99 800 MB Overage: $10/10 MB $.0195/KB Yep, 25.00/100MB is a good deal.....

3. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It is still probably cheaper to purchase a SIM from the country you are travelling in. Of course that only works if the device you are using is "unlocked" and allows an international SIM. Currently the New iPads are unlocked. Hopefully these new plans do not suggest that AT&T and Verizon are considering otherwise.

4. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Except Verizon doesn't use SIM (GSM) but CDMA.

5. Gawain

Posts: 434; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

...and if you knew anything about Verizon's equipment offerings, you would know their international handsets have GSM antennas and SIM cards in them so you can roam in GSM markets. Those devices can also be unlocked for use with native SIM cards if desired.

6. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

A simply call into the Global Dept will even get your new precious iPhone 4S unlocked! By the way - the iPhone 4S does NOT get data in Hong Kong - just a friendly heads up!

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