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. Roaming in Canada and Mexico will cost $2 per day. Customers will only be charged for the service when abroad and actively using their phone in other countries. "Unlike other providers, Verizon doesn't use gimmicks like 'free data roaming' to lure you in and then put you on the slowest network and restrict your data use while outside of the U.S.," said Verizon in a statement. Verizon still offers a $40 package for those who plan to roam for longer periods of time. High-speed data service is included, though customers will need a world phone in order to roam. Verizon's new offering follows moves by competitors AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, which have taken steps to reduce the pain of traveling abroad.
Verizon to Resurrect Unlimited Plan for $80 per Month
Verizon Wireless will on Monday offer unlimited data plans to its customers for the first time since 2011. Verizon's new offer costs $80 per month for a single line with unlimited talk, text, and data; mobile hotspot; calling/texting to Mexico and Canada; and 500 MB of 4G LTE data per day when roaming in Mexico and Canada.
Sprint's Roaming Plan Now Includes Free 2G Data
Sprint today improved its international roaming plan, making it cheaper and more appealing to customers. Sprint customers can now enjoy free 2G data, free text messaging, and $0.20-per-minute voice calls in some 165 countries.
AT&T: Free Mobile Roaming in Mexico Starts Friday
AT&T is prepared to make it less expensive for customers to roam in Mexico. The new AT&T Mexico Roaming Bonus is available to all Mobile Share Value customers beginning Friday at no extra cost.
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.