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    Which Verizon plan best for international roaming

    guys - I'm in the market for a new verizon plan (coming from tmobile). I don't mind pre-paid or post-paid and budget is $100 for a single line and need at least 10gb data along with 2gb hotspot. I would like the option to add a $30-$40 international roaming for data

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Anybody has some thoughts on this?

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    the $40/month verizon prepaid has the travel pass option - https://www.verizonwireless.com/supp...qs/#compatible

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    I have fUDP Verizon plan in U.S. and Google Fi while traveling overseas. Google Fi is a lot cheaper than buying daily $10 travel pass since you only pay what you used and can suspend your Fi service when you don't need it and resume your service on the day of flying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam009 View Post
    guys - I'm in the market for a new verizon plan (coming from tmobile). I don't mind pre-paid or post-paid and budget is $100 for a single line and need at least 10gb data along with 2gb hotspot. I would like the option to add a $30-$40 international roaming for data

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Without saying anything about your international use it's impossible to make any useful suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    the $40/month verizon prepaid has the travel pass option - https://www.verizonwireless.com/supp...qs/#compatible
    FYI and a reminder - only 0.5Gb of data per day (24hr period). Additional data would be $5/0.5Gb.

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    iv'e always bought prepaid sims across the pond

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    Depends on your needs, etc. In the past, I did as several others suggested and bought prepaid SIMs overseas.

    But these days, with elderly parents (late 80s), it’s very important to make it easy for me to keep in touch with them and keep it easy for them to call me at any time. Which means $10 a day is a bargain to keep my same phone number, etc. Being able to call and text the same as we do when I’m at home gives them and me more peace of mind.

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    I did the same thing 2 1/2 years ago. Roamed with my Verizon plan so the number would remain the same in case my father needed to contact me.

    Last fall no longer applicable so I got a local SIM.

    I don't know what I'll do next time. I have an extra phone now, so I may just stick a SIM in that extra phone, and use Wi-Fi calling on my normal phone so I can be in touch with normal number, but still have local SIM for data/maps.

    On the other hand, my possible next trip is likely to be shorter, so the extra fee wouldn't be as much.
    iPhone 11 is my current primary phone. I have older model iPhones and Moto phones available on other lines. Currently prepaid, though would consider postpaid on right plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zubrin View Post
    I have fUDP Verizon plan in U.S. and Google Fi while traveling overseas. Google Fi is a lot cheaper than buying daily $10 travel pass since you only pay what you used and can suspend your Fi service when you don't need it and resume your service on the day of flying.
    I just looked at the details on the Verizon day pass and you can do the same thing. Turn it off before the 24 hour period expires and it won't renew the following day.

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    With a foreign SIM you have more data allowance and a more reliable connection. You can use a US phone number while the foreign SIM is in the phone - get a number for free from Google Voice. Free US calls with the data plan or WiFi. You might need to use +1 in front of the numbers in your address book when dialing with a foreign SIM.

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    I traveled aboard about 3 months ago. I ended up enabling travel pass for my and my wife's phones, but we also borrowed an older/spare phone to use with a local sim card. We only used travel pass on day 1 because we ended up buying a local SIM for about $7 for 10GB and used hotspot to connect both of our phones when away from wifi. Not only we had a local number to use to call local friends, family and businesses, we also stayed connected with friends and family from USA. The only downside is that I had to carry two phones for 3 weeks, but compared that to paying $400 for travel pass for two phone lines and and still not having an ability to actually make a local call (without incurring long distance charge), this solution was no brainer.

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    Travelpass gets you some full speed data (like 0.5GB a day) then throttled to either 128 or 256kbps. $10 a day.

    Honestly the costs high enough if your spending more than a few days overseas that you might actually save getting a t-mo sim for travel and forward the vzw number to it. Or get a sim overseas.

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    We also have a T-Mobile account.. T-Mobile is a MUCH better deal for extended international use.

    I just wish T-Mobile was not so awfully congested in Chicago otherwise i could use them 100% of the time.
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