Using your wireless device outside the USA
Staying in touch when out of the country, whether it’s for business or pleasure, can get very expensive, very quickly. There is no reason to fall off the grid completely, but with a little bit of help from the Travel Experts, you will be able to snapchat, facebook and tweet your entire trip. And most importantly not have to come home to enormous wireless bill. This is the Travel Experts guide to Using wireless devises while traveling out side the USA. Most carriers today provide a few options for traveling out side the US. We suggest to check in with your carrier (prior to the billing cycle for when you are traveling) to make sure you are not overwheled with preventable charges when you get back. Below we go into the services offer by some of the major carriers for travelers Verizon Wireless offers an International TravelPass. TravelPass lets you use your domestic talk, text and data allowances while traveling outside the US in more than 100 countries for a low daily rate. Rather than paying per minute, per message, or per MB you'll be charged a flat rate with TravelPass. Currently, the daily rate is $5/day in Mexico and Canada and $10/day in other countries where TravelPass is available. This plan has worked well for some of us here at Tavel Expert Central. The nice thing is that once you have the feature added to your account, you ONLY pay on the days that you use TravelPass. So, if you are away for 5 days, and you use it every day, you’ll be billed $50. Make sure to arrange for TravelPass before the billing cycle begins. When you arrive to yourdestination turn on your device, you'll receive a free welcome text message. Your 24-hour access to TravelPass won't begin until you make or receive a phone call, send a text, or use data. Shortly before your 24-hour session ends, you'll receive a text letting you know TravelPass is almost up for that 24 hour period. Learn more here: https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/international-travel/. AT&T also has a similar plan, called the International Day Pass. Again, for $10 you can use your own talk, text and data plan in over 100 countries. AT&T also has some other international options including AT&T Passport as well as pay-per-use rates. You can find out more by visiting https://www.att.com/offers/international-plans.html T-Mobile actually includes some international services with some of their calling plans. If you have a T-Mobile ONE plan, you have unlimited data and texting in over 140 countries, as well as a low rate for voice calls. You can find additional information about your options here: https://www.t-mobile.com/optional-services/roaming.html Regardless of your carrier, be sure to ask for the global or international support desk when you call. In some cases the 1st level customer service representatives will not have all the available choices, so make sureyou speak to a informed agent. If you opt to add an international plan, do so as close to the start of your billing cycle . Also, do not forget to call and have it removed from your plan when you return. This should be automatic for most carries, but it’s still a good idea to double check when you return. This information is subject to change at any time. Please be sure to check with your carrier prior to leaving for your next trip abroad.