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    Nationwide Plus Canada Details

    Does anyone have this plan? The VZW website is pretty much useless when it comes to details. I can live with the 1000 minute limitations, but have no idea of how much I'll be charged if roaming in Canada and if there's a way to avoid Canadian data charges. I'm stuck going there to visit family, etc, and I would really like to get my calls while there.

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    This advice applies to the Nationwide + Canada Plan only.


    You can use the minutes that come with your plan in Canada just as if they were US minutes, so if you choose the 450 daytime, 1000 night and weekend (you cannot get more than this) then you have exactly that many minutes to use on either side of the border.

    Data is NOT included and will be billed at .002 cents per MB.

    Texts are taken out of your text bucket and texts to Canada or sent from Canada are billed at the regular domestic US rate and are NOT considered to be international.

    The 1000 "In" minutes (Verizon-to-Verizon) only work when you are on Verizon's network in the US so these will not apply when in Canada. All minutes used in Canada will come out of the daytime bucket you choose and the 1000 evening and weekend minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avironeur
    This advice applies to the Nationwide + Canada Plan only.

    You can use the minutes that come with your plan in Canada just as if they were US minutes, so if you choose the 450 daytime, 1000 night and weekend (you cannot get more than this) then you have exactly that many minutes to use on either side of the border.

    Data is NOT included and will be billed at .002 cents per MB.

    Texts are taken out of your text bucket and texts to Canada or sent from Canada are billed at the regular domestic US rate and are NOT considered to be international.

    The 1000 "In" minutes (Verizon-to-Verizon) only work when you are on Verizon's network in the US so these will not apply when in Canada. All minutes used in Canada will come out of the daytime bucket you choose and the 1000 evening and weekend minutes.
    A friend who splits his time between Quebec and the US recently switched over to VZW and that's exactly how it works.

    I'm in Canada at least once a month, but I need the unlimited IN minutes here at home so the NW+Canada plans won't work for me. I wish VZW would create Canada add-ons with buckets of minutes for calls to Canada from the US or while roaming in Canada rather than making us choose between plans.

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    I have lived between Quebec and the States for years and this plan really is a lifesaver esp since Canadian cell plan roaming rates in the US are exorbitant and ridiculous.

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    I'm on an open contract right now as my last contract expired. Should I go with this plan and get a new contract will I be able to get a new phone in a few months or should I get one now when I do this? Anyone know?

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    Are you sure this applies to phones within a Family Plan? I must've asked three people at VZW (I wanted to make sure), and they confirmed that the In network minute people will apply for phones within a Family Plan regardless if they are in the US or Canada. I guess I'll find out this month...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avironeur
    Data is NOT included and will be billed at .002 cents per MB.
    That would be great--only 2/1000 of a cent per MB for data! It's actually $1.99 per MB, or $.002 per KB.

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    I dunno about family plans. They have a book with specific details. Family plans usually screw up the options for everyone else.

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    Hi. I'm sorry to bring up this month old thread but I was just wondering if you guys knew if receiving international texts (if you have that unlimited vzw text plan) would be chargeable. I want to text my friend who lives in Columbus, Ohio but he says he's not sure if he'll be charged if I text him from Toronto, Canada and I dont want him to get charged.

    Anyone know if he'll get charged or not? Its free for us in Canada to send to anywhere in North America but idunno how the system works down in the States.
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    From the horses mouth: http://b2b.vzw.com/international/Tex...ing/index.html
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    Text message sent to non-U.S. phone numbers of participating carriers are charged the following:
    • $0.25/address sent
    • $0.20/message received

    These text messages are not applied against your monthly text messaging bundled allowances.
    However, I believe Canada is exempt from that rule and messages to/from Canada count as domestic messages. You might want to check with CS to verify that. Essentially, in the quote above instead of "non-U.S. phone numbers" it should say "non-NANPA phone numbers".

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF
    From the horses mouth: http://b2b.vzw.com/international/Tex...ing/index.html
    However, I believe Canada is exempt from that rule and messages to/from Canada count as domestic messages. You might want to check with CS to verify that. Essentially, in the quote above instead of "non-U.S. phone numbers" it should say "non-NANPA phone numbers".
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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF
    However, I believe Canada is exempt from that rule and messages to/from Canada count as domestic messages.
    It is. Canada is considered US for the purpose of SMS.
    Essentially, in the quote above instead of "non-U.S. phone numbers" it should say "non-NANPA phone numbers".
    Not really. The Dominican Republic and a series of other non-US Caribbean countries are on NANPA, and they're not on US SMS rates.
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    Just to confirm, I text a friend in Canada on a regular basis from here in the U.S. and I do not get charged extra, its right in my text message package. His carrier (I believe Rogers) does not charge him for sending messages to me, nor for messages received by me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9Dodge19
    Just to confirm, I text a friend in Canada on a regular basis from here in the U.S. and I do not get charged extra, its right in my text message package. His carrier (I believe Rogers) does not charge him for sending messages to me, nor for messages received by me.
    Maybe you can tell your bosses to update the web site accordingly, because there's always confusion about this subject, in part due to misinformation on VZW's web site.
    Last edited by XFF; 04-07-2008 at 01:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XFF
    Maybe you can tell your bosses to update the web site accordingly, because there's always confusing about this subject, in part due to misinformation on VZW's web site.

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