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The Truth About "Unlimited" Roaming

by jrfdsf    Mar 5, 2009, 7:42 PM

The truth is... there really is no such thing. ALL wireless companies have what they call "reasonable usage" clauses that basically give them a loophole to cancel anybody at anytime for any reason.

Now, in the case of Verizon wireless, they are admittedly far less strict with their roaming policy. That doesn't mean however, they would allow someone to constantly roam 24/7 for months and months at a time. Why? Simply put, there's no money in it. For all of the arguments and rationalizations to the contrary, Verizon is in business to make a profit. If it's costing them more to keep a subscriber than that person is creating in revenue, they're history! Ladies and gentlemen, it's just simple mathematics.

Now, what companies like AT&T and Sprint offer is FREE, not "unlimited" roaming. This is far more honest than claiming "unlimited" when there can be no such thing, for previously stated reasons.

Getting back to VZW roaming policy, it's less strict for a reason: you can't roam as much with them as you can other carriers. That's why they stopped claiming to have the largest voice coverage in America years ago. You see, "unlimited" roaming comes with a pricetag: it's called less coverage.

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