Verizon Travel Tips

Travel smart and spend less on your data. Sending a picture or email, updating your Facebook status or booking a reservation online -- all of that uses data. Here’s how to get the most out of your device when you’re abroad, while keeping your data charges under control.

Before you depart

  1. Predict your data usage. Use your past bills  to get an estimate of the amount of data you normally use. Learn how much data it takes to send a photo or use the Internet with our Data Calculator. Additionally, consider how your data usage might increase while traveling by using online maps or sending pictures.
  2. Purchase our Global Data Feature. Our Global Data Feature provides an allowance of data to accommodate your data usage in more than 120 countries.

Global Data

The Global Data Feature covers data use in more than 120 countries. If your destination isn’t covered or you don’t have the Global Data Plan, you’ll be billed at the Pay As You Go rate of up to $20.48/MB. Because these charges can add up quickly, we suggest purchasing the Global Data Feature.

While you're abroad

  1. Use Wi-Fi where available. When using Wi-Fi, data usage won't count toward your allowance or be billed at the Pay As You Go rate. Wi-Fi can be found in many airports, hotels and restaurants.
  2. Track your usage. We'll send you free notifications including:
    • A Welcome Text Message that lets you know how much data voice and text cost, as well as dialing instructions for the country you're in.
    • Global Data Roaming Alerts that notify you when you've passed certain data usage limits.
      • If you're on the 100MB Global Data plan in a covered country, you'll be alerted for every $25 you incur.
      • For Pay As You Go or older pricing, you'll get alerts when charges exceed $50, $150, $250, $500 and every $1000 after that.
      • The alert will also include your estimated usage and a toll-free number to our Global Customer Service if you'd like to review global usage options.
    • Auto Block stops your data service automatically after incurring $500 of data charges. At this point, you'll be informed of your charges, and then you can choose to continue using data or turn it off. This is only available for non-business customers.
    • Pop-up Warnings will be given if you're using a data-only device that signs in with VZAccess Manager. The message will direct you to a website where you can check your usage.


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