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Verizon Offering 100MB to International Travelers for $25

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tjobrien21

Apr 18, 2012, 12:28 PM

Just curious..

Just curious.. Why do the carriers feel compelled to royally screw international users? I understand the whole contract thing and pricing. But 100M for $25 is insane, you'd think they could do a -little- better than that.
They pay a lot for international roaming rights. You'd be best off just switching SIM cards when you travel (if you have a phone that takes SIM cards, Verizon offers a few) or buying a prepaid phone in another country.
Keep in mind they have to cut deals with carriers in each country. Since most are GSM, Verizon can't offer reciprocity to defray what they need to pay.
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Tofuchong

Apr 18, 2012, 2:00 PM

$0.02 per Kilobyte?

That is very, very deceptive pricing.

Putting a 2 cent pricetag on anything makes it seem tiny. Real cost = $20.48 per megabyte.
Very, very much so. I had someone come in once who had over $600 on their bill because they were in Canada for three days without adding any international features. They used... 12 MB of data. Over $200 right there.
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