Verizon Announces Expanded International Roaming
Apr 14, 2005, 2:25 PM by (staff)
Verizon subscribers can now use their phones in 11 countries beyond the US border. Previously Verizon users could not leave North America with their CDMA handset, now the carrier has signed roaming agreements with networks in Bermuda, China, Dominican Republic, Israel, Jamaica, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan and Venezuela as well as Canada and Mexico. Calls while roaming outside the US are 69 cents per minutes and text messages, which are only available while in Canada and Dominican Republic, are 25 cents to send and 2 cents to receive. Although CDMA2000 is available in 45 countries, not all networks and frequencies are compatible with Verizon handsets. Verizon offers the dual mode CDMA / GSM Samsung A790 for roaming in over 100 countries.
Sprint Takes a Page from T-Mobile, Offers Free Roaming
Sprint today announced a new program called International Value Roaming. Customers who add International Value Roaming to their plan will be able to use mobile data and send/receive text messages for free in select countries.
Cricket Expands Calling Plans to Central, South America
Cricket Wireless today made more calling and messaging add-on plans available to a greater number of countries throughout Central and South America. For $10 per month, Cricket customers can add Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic to their plan.
Sprint Expands Number of Countries in Roaming Program
Sprint today added seven countries to its International Value Roaming program. The program lets Sprint customers roam on 2G networks in select countries for free and offers reduced-rate voice minute calling for 20 cents per minute.
Verizon's 'TravelPass' Offers Roaming for $10 Per Day
Verizon Wireless is prepared to offer customers a new international roaming package called TravelPass. Verizon customers will be able to access their existing talk, text, and data buckets when roaming in 65 different countries for $10 per 24-hour period.
Verizon Extends Unlimited Mexico, Canada Roaming to Go Plans
Verizon Wireless today said subscribers to its Verizon Go Unlimited plan will soon be able to bring their unlimited calls, texts, and data with them when roaming in Mexico and Canada at no extra cost. Go Unlimited subscribers may also place unlimited calls from the U.S.
I think that is not bad for roaming if its not going to be used alot. If you get a prepaid SIM card, you will have a phone number ...
Western Europe $1.49
Central/South America $2.19
Prepay rates for London
Carrier: 02 n 3... average rate is 35-40 pence per min......
Western Europe $1.29/min
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Iceland, Irelan...
Last summer when I was in Puerto Rico I made a number of phone calls and was never charged extra for them, just deducted from my normal minutes, so why now would calls there cost 69cents a minute??
As for expanding to other places, that's cool, but Puerto Rico should count as still being in the US, like it always has before now.
Verizon has had CDMA roaming with a handful of countries before, such as Canada and South Korea, but countries like China are definitely new. This is huge news.
What this shows is the international growth of CDMA technology, especially in Asia and the developing nations. It was only natural that ther...
CDMA in China and Israel??? Questions...
Bermuda, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan and Venezuela
have CDMA networks running. Is that indeed the case?
Additionally, the original article states that...
They will be assisted through the process which includes dialing *228 to update their Preferred Roaming List wirelessly. Once back in the United States, customers dial *228 and select option 2 to change back to the Preferred Roaming List
Why is this? Can't they just "keep" the International PRL as an "appendage" of their regular PRL?
Any VZW folks in the know? Thanks.
I think its nice progress