Verizon ipad international data plan 2012


Anybody who travels knows the stress and annoyance of trying to figure out exactly what it will cost you to use your mobile devices away from home. These feelings are amplified when you are traveling Internationally.
A new plan from Verizon Wireless offers U.S.-based customers a wireless global data plan that gives 100 MB of data for USD $25.00 a month. With no more guesswork you can feel a little more free to check your email, browse the Web and update social networks anytime you find yourself “outside the United States in 120 countries and destinations, including all of Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada.”

Thanks for your response Meg. Verizon is definitely not customer friendly. I do have the monthly prepaid domestic data service that I subscribed to from my iPad when I bought it a few months ago. They didn’t advise me of any other available plans at the time. You are correct that they are now saying that in order to get an international plan I need to cancel my current monthly plan through one Verizon department (and abandon any remaining data mb) and then subscribe to a contract plan (handled by a different verizon department). But here’s the catch: in order to get international service I need to be a contract customer for six months (which doesn’t help me as I am going to Europe next week). Of course, if I had bought an ATT iPad I wouldn’t be shut out like this since their monthly international plans are readily available through the iPad at any time. I feel that Apple and Verizon should not have touted the new Verizon iPad as comparable to ATT’s internationally (which they did) without fully disclosing the hoops one has to jump through. Meg is correct.The best thing about iPad is that it is not locked to a particular network (unlike iPhone), and it doesn’t require a long term contract to have wireless data enabled. So it is very traveler-friendly.
Depending on where you are going to, but I think most countries that have 3.5G network will sell you a iPad 3 micro SIM without a contract. You can either top up your data allowance at the store or register online and pay by C/C (requires a local C/C number)
A warning, data roaming is very very expensive on any carrier. You could receive a huge bill after returning home, then it will be too later to do anything about it..The unfortunate thing is that this new plan isn’t an option for those not currently subscribed to a Verizon domestic data package (other requirements also apply such as having international eligibility which is earned with an acceptable account payment history).
Wonder what happens if you exceed the 100 MB allotment? Customers are promised a text message indicating that you have exceeded your initial quota and that your account has been automatically adjusted and billed an additional USD $25.00 for another 100 MB chunk.
If you happen to be in a country not covered by the Global Data Plan you can still use your devices at a Pay Per Use rate of USD $0.02 per KB.
Verizon is trying to become your ultimate traveling companion. In addition to this new data plan you can enjoy features like a Trip Planner with information about the kinds of coverage and functionality you can expect from your mobile device and a little friendly voice when you arrive -a free welcome text message is sent when you reach your destination, offering helpful information like dialing instructions and details needed for local technical support.

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