Verizon is launching a new feature called TravelPass that’ll let you use your regular plans minutes, messages, and megabytes while you’re traveling abroad. The feature costs $2 per 24 hours in Canada and Mexico, or $10 per 24 hours in 65 countries around the globe:
Caribbean and Central and South America: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Eustatius & Saba, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Maartin/Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos.
Europe and Middle East: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Mann, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira and Azores, Netherlands, Norway, Palestinian Territories, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Vatican City.
Asia Pacific: Australia, Singapore, Taiwan.
TravelPass is only activated when you actually make a call, send a message, or use data, so you own’t pay for days that you don’t actually use your phone.
If you’re planning on traveling internationally for a short period of time, TravelPass sounds like a better option than standard international plans. With it, you don’t have to worry about expensive international rates since you’re just pulling from your regular plan, which means that you likely won’t have to worry about closely monitoring all of your usage so that you don’t get hit with expensive overages.
Verizon still offers monthly international plans for folks spending more time abroad. Those start at $15 per month for 100 minutes, 100 sent messages and unlimited received, and 100MB in Mexico and Canada, or $25 per month for $1.79 per minute calls, $0.50 per sent and received text, and 100MB of data in 140 other countries.