Your travel plans might be coming along, but don’t forget to double-check on an international plan that lets you use your smartphone or basic phone in other countries. With this quick guide from Verizon, you can get all the tips and answers you’ll need for staying connected to on the go.

Determining compatibility.

Most Verizon phones are global devices, but you can double-check that yours works outside the United States using the Verizon Trip Planner tool. Just enter your destination and device and the planner will check compatibility and recommend international plan options like the following:

TravelPass.

TravelPass, Verizon’s go-to international plan, is the perfect option for customers who want to use their cell phone without worrying about added costs. For a set fee of just $10 a day per line, you can access your domestic voice, text and data plan while traveling in over 185 countries worldwide. It’s only $5 per line in Mexico and Canada for customers whose domestic plans doesn’t cover those areas. And either way, you’ll only be charged on the days you use your phone outside the US.

TravelPass is simple to activate. To add it to your line, simply text the word TRAVEL to 4004 or on My Verizon. You’ll then receive a welcome text message explaining the daily fee when you arrive in a TravelPass destination. The first time you use your phone to make a call, send a text or use data, the daily fee will begin. Use your phone as much as you want for the next 24 hours; you’ll only get another TravelPass charge if you use your device after the time elapses. Every 4G LTE World Device from Verizon with a qualifying domestic plan (including smartphones, tablets, Verizon Jetpacks and USB modems) is eligible for TravelPass.
Verizon International Plan Frequently Asked Questions

Just remember that your minutes, texts and data will count toward your regular plan. If you go over your plan allowance, you’ll be charged the usual overages fees.

Month-to-month plans.

Verizon offers a Mexico and Canada plan as well as ones for service in more than 185 countries. Month-to-month plans include a monthly fee for a certain amount of minutes, messages and data. Overages apply if you exceed the plan allowances.

Pay as you go.

With pay-as-you-go rates, you’re charged by the minute, message or data use. Verizon extends this plan in Cuba, and is the first US-based wireless company to offer roaming there.

For those about to set out on a boat vacation, Verizon offers pay-as-you-go rates with over 400 cruise ships. Visit the Trip Planner and enter your ship or destination to check availability.

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