I have called Verizon, emailed Verizon and gone into two different stores and gotten different answers at every place.
I am going to St Thomas in the USVI. I have the IPhone 4S.
I know to turn off data and roaming. I am not concerned about calls as we have a land line where we are staying.
My question is texting. I have been told there is no plan they can put on for texting. I have been told IPhone to IPhone texting is free but other texts are 50 cents outgoing and 5 cents incoming. I have also been told there is no charge for texts from/to any phone.
My sister was told to turn on international services and that there is only a 50 cent charge for PICTURE/VIDEO texts.
Everytime I try to do a Verizon chat it is down- I have tried at various times for two weeks.
Does anyone have a correct answer?
Consistency is key, andymattmom.
I'm sorry this isn't what you experienced.
If ever there is a question about international services, I prefer to refer customers to our International Trip Planner which will list everything in black & white include dialing instructions. I'm sure this will help http://bit.ly/RvWHx7.
Have a great trip!
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I am not sure the question is answered because St Thomas and St John USVI are US not included in international and going to international does answer the question depending on the plan is there any way to get a clear answer from Verizon specific to your plan and as to calls, texts and data?
I answered the question above on USVI. If you have a VZW Plan,. You pay for calls and messaging, data is handled usinf whatever your current data plan is.
If you have an Old Alltel plan, calls, messaging, data, are covered by the plan you have. For me, I have unlimited data and messaging so I would not be charged anything extra. Calls are handled under my 500 minute plan and N&W and F&F calls are handled according
Update - I just used the International Trip Planner - http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/tripplanner/tripplannercontroller for Virgin Islands - US and found the following
This slightly revises my summary above to the following
Based on all of my research - I have no reason to believe that having my phone "Roaming" is causing me to incur any additional fees other than those I'll incur from making or receiving phone calls.