6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2012 7:00 AM by bhale RSS

    Traveling to Europe

    bhale

      Headed on a trip to France, Denmark, Sweden. Have Android. Want to know whether my Verizon phone, texting, email account and internet access will be functional. How do I find out? And what are my options if they are not functional?

        • 1. Re: Traveling to Europe
          Ann154

          Which phone?

           

          Turn on airplane mode.  Turn on wifi when in range of a wifi hotspot.

          • 2. Re: Traveling to Europe
            bhale

            Thanks.

             

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            • 3. Re: Traveling to Europe
              SydneyK

              Just a note that if you put it in airplane mode, you will not receive calls and texts. An alternative is to turn off only your data connection in Settings. Then use Wi-Fi when in a hotspot.

               

              Depending on which phone you have, you may or may not have calling/texting service. France, Denmark and Sweden use GSM technology, so you would need a global Verizon phone, since Verizon uses CDMA technology.

              • 4. Re: Traveling to Europe
                bhale

                Ok. Thanks.

                 

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                • 5. Re: Traveling to Europe
                  hmwieds

                  We just returned from Europe....London and France.  I called Verizon Global Services and they were very informative and easy to work with.  If your current phone is global ready for those countries (they will be able to tell you once you let them know exactly where you will be traveling), all you need is to add a global plan. If your current phone will not work then you have the option to rent a phone.  I was eligable for an upgrade on one of our lines so I did that with a free global ready phone (Pantech Jest 2) and then I still have the option to return to my original phone. Everything was at very reasonable prices and I didn't have any troubles while traveling.

                  • 6. Re: Traveling to Europe
                    bhale

                    Thank you.

                     

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