Will this be enough for our needs? In our last 2 trips, we got SIM cards -- overall, that worked well and was less certainly less expensive than the above, but we found it difficult when we got messages from the company in the native language and had no idea what was going on were we running out of time?
So for this trip, we are considering just paying the extra few dollars to get the international plan, probably for both phones. My questions are what are the added costs, AND, most important, would the mb cover our use of Google maps?
We find the Google maps app especially helpful and that would be the primary data use. We also travel with an iPad but depend on the WiFi for any research or emails. And no, we are not switching to any other plan at this point. Verizon and plans and europe thanks in advance! Send a private message to progol. Find More Posts by progol.
You could run through that uploading one photo to Facebook. If you can do all the other stuff on wifi, mb should be enough for the occasional light use of data services.
Send a private message to bvlenci. Find More Posts by bvlenci. No one can answer the data usage. That is specific only to you. Many people confuse using t-mobile as switching a plan. It is totally not necessary to switch a plan. If you are comfortable using an Italian SIM card during the trip while you have Verizon plan, you should be just as well comfortable using a t-mobile USA SIM card only during verizon and plans and europe trip while you retain your Verizon plan, verizon and plans and europe.
Cancel t-mobile USA as soon as you come home. Send a private message to greg. Find More Posts by greg. If you want turn by turn navigation download the Here app. Then download the maps you need before you leave home. Is that the total you are allowed or is that per day or per week? I get mb European roaming per week on my Dutch phone, and I get through it in a couple of days if I am not very careful.
It is enough to check mail, but not to download attachments or view image heavy sites such as new sites. Send a private message to hetismij2, verizon and plans and europe. Find More Posts by hetismij2. And as noted, mb is nothing to write home about, in fact, a few emails verizon and plans and europe easily eat up your mb limit if you include any sickle cell and diabetes in the email, if not in a WiFi hotspot. Send a private message to Robert Find More Posts by Robert The one use we have and like is the GPS in Google maps, and that seems to need more than mb.
It would be for 2 weeks. Again, we verizon and plans and europe not using it for Facebook,or email or more heavy website use, verizon and plans and europe. We will have our iPad and upload when we have a wifi connection. Even Google Maps now lets you download a section of maps ahead of time e. Google Maps can still give you turn-by-turn directions while driving without mobile data.
You can try it yourself now before you leave for Europe I have. Turn off mobile data and try to navigate somewhere by car. I also suggest you try to understand why your phones had verizon and plans and europe with Verizon once you got home after using a foreign SIM.
Sounds to me that if you could figure that out, buying a local SIM might still be your best choice, given that you have done it before. Send a private message to Andrew. Find More Posts by Andrew.
Thanks, Andrew, the info on Google maps is interesting and we will definitely try it out. Maybe this is the problem you had last time? Feb 26th, Is it possible that it had to do with the VPN setting?
Just not sure now DH wants to use the international plan - our biggest frustration with SIM cards is simply not understanding what the frequent texts say that are sent from the carrier, and not knowing what to do about them. Use one phone to translate the message on the other. There are apps that use the camera and translate the text cancer decorated animals save you having to type it in, verizon and plans and europe.
Feb 27th, Right now our travels are limited, but when I retire and we hope to travel more, it may be worth our while to switch. I agree that mg is very little, even if you plan to use wifi whenever possible. Given how your travel dates fall compared to your billing cycle, you might have prorated amounts in two billing cycles. Send a private message to GinnyJo. Find More Posts by GinnyJo.
GinnyJo, Great suggestion about using online chatting vs. I will definitely do the same -- especially since it is often so difficult to get someone on the phone. One thing that really threw me is that I have NO voicemail service at all. A Verizon person tried various things to get rid of the red dot that means "no service"-- then said, "Oh, voicemail is not available overseas at this time.
Or that Verizon person might not have known what he was talking about. Send a private message to colonna. Find More Posts by colonna. Checking voicemail while abroad is generally very expensive, since, though you may not realise it, it involves you making an international call back to your home country, then listening to however many messages you have, which may be why Verizon have switched it off.
That makes sense, hetismij2, but I wish I had the option. Or at least that Verizon had made it clear when I signed up. I suggested Google Hangouts above to make free phone calls back to the US even to landlines; the person receiving the calls does not need Google Hangouts to get your call.
You can use this with or without the Verizon international plan. You can use Google Voice as an app within the US only, but it gives you a US phone number and voicemail that you can use overseas with Google Hangouts. You can set Google Hangouts to receive calls on this US number as well. Then you could answer the verizon and plans and europe calls with Google Hangouts, verizon and plans and europe, and sleep and citalopram calls would go to your Google voicemail.
If you return the call with Google Hangouts, the other person would see your Google number, though, not your original Verizon number. You can try all of this now before you leave for Europe to see how it works. The trickiest part might be turning call forwarding from Verizon on and off.
On my old T-Mobile flip phone I could turn call forwarding on and off on the phone itself - maybe you do it the same way with Verizon, not sure. You may not post new threads. BB code is On, verizon and plans and europe. All times are GMT The time now is