Verizon Wireless International Roaming
In the old
days, we had to qualify our customers as to whether they regularly traveled
internationally or just domestically. For the globe trotters, we recommended
AT&T/Cingular/T-Mobile, the only world options back then. Unfortunately,
none of these carriers worked as well as Verizon in the United States.
Now you can have the best of both worlds. Verizon actually has the lowest
roaming rates of any carrier in premium countries. They also recently
introduced plans that make Mexico part of their local US network minutes.
business in New York or New Zealand, Global Phone Service will be working
In addition to accessing the nation's best, most reliable network*,
international business travelers can now enjoy wireless service in over
100 of the world's top business centers in Asia, the Americas, Africa,
Australia and Europe.
Mexico Roaming Just Got More Reasonable
out for the Mexican roaming bandit. Mexico's state carrier, TelCel charges
$1.49 per minute. Verizon just launched new plans that are perfect for
regular Mexico travelers. Effective May 3, 2009 “Nationwide Plus
Mexico” plans are now available. These include Unlimited Long
Distance to, and no voice Roaming Charges in, the U.S. and Mexico! These
are great plans for anybody who travels to Mexico to work or visit friends
and family. These plans start at $54.99 for 450 minute per month up
to $214.99 for 6000 minutes. They also feature 900, 1350, 2000, and
a 4000 minute plan. All include 1000 minutes of Free Nights and Weekends,
Unlimited Long Distance to Mexico and no voice or roaming charges in
the US or Mexico. Contact us to learn more.
Global Phone Service offers:
* One Phone. Use the same phone in the U.S. and while traveling
* One Number. Business associates and clients can reach you
at home and abroad using the same Verizon Wireless mobile number.
* One Bill. Track your U.S. calls and international calls
on one monthly bill.
* One Point of Contact. Call Verizon Wireless at home or
from anywhere in the world.
* One Low Base Rate. Pay just $1.29 per minute, plus long
distance charges when applicable, in over 100 countries.
Get Global Phone Service
Simply purchase Global Phone and a Verizon Wireless all digital calling
plan. When using your phone in CDMA mode in the U.S. and within your
calling plan's home airtime rate and coverage area, your calls are applied
towards your plan's allowance minutes. When using your phone in GSM
mode when traveling abroad in over 100 countries, calls are just $1.29
per minute plus applicable long distance.
Please check with your Verizon Wireless representative
for business pricing.
are Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Indonesia,
Kenya, Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Russia, and Sri Lanka. Dr Wireless
Corporate accounts only pay $1.99 in premium countries. Ask us
International long distance per-minute rates apply in addition
to airtime rates on incoming calls and when roaming in GSM
mode, on voice mail deposits and retrievals. International
long distance charges vary depending on your location when
a call or voice mail is received or retrieved. In most countries
the rate is $0.65 per minute or $1.50 per minute but
can be as high as $9.17 per minute in some countries.
Dr Wireless Recommends...
newest BlackBerry Tour 3G World Edition
This new BlackBerry has a 3.2mp camera, media player and a new
512mHZ processor. It's Hi Res screen and blazing internet browsing
speeds make it the best Blackberry ever.
The Tour also works in Japan and Korea which makes it a true
world device. Also available on the SprintPCS network.
do I need to do to roam internationally?
minimal to moderate airtime users, Dr Wireless recommends
roaming with your local wireless service provider. The benefits
are simplicity. Anyone calling your local 7 digit mobile
number will be routed to your overseas destination without
even knowing you are out of the country. While this is the
easiest scenario, it is not the best for heavy users. (see
Make sure you have a GSM phone that is world capable. Most AT&T
and T-Mobile models support international usage. Recently Sprint and
Verizon have began to offer models that support international usage.
The BlackBerry Tour is currntly our favorite world model with both Verizon
Make sure to contact your wireless service provider and
request they enable international roaming and international
long distance. It is not enough to just purchase a world
Double check this has been done! We occassionally
find that the carriers may enable only international long
distance and not international roaming which will do you
It's also a good idea to have a list of the country codes
you plan to call as well as the name of the overseas
carrier your local carrier uses for roaming.
Most phones automatically search for the proper GSM frequency
but not always. Turn your phone off, then on and cross
your fingers! If your phone does not automatically select
the appropriate carrier, it may be necessary to manually
select the appropriate frequency and carrier if there are
more than one roaming partners in the market you are visiting.
Make sure you have the proper plug adapters to charge
your phone. Most world phones are compatible with 110/220volts
but they don't always include the proper charging adapter
for the country you are visiting.
Happens if My Phone Doesn't Work?
you cannot make or receive calls. Try calling 611 to access
the local carrier. If this does not work, call the (800)
number of your wireless carrier or call our Dr Wireless
support team to trouble shoot the problem and resolve it.
There a More Cost Effective Solution?
wireless carrier would prefer we not divulge this secret,
but here it is! If you are planning on using your phone
extensively or staying overseas for an extended visit, we
have found a way to eliminate roaming charges completely.
Dr Wireless also sells special "Unlocked" International
phones that can be used with any GSM wireless carrier in
the World. Generally, when you buy a world phone from your
wireless carrier, it is "locked" to their network
exclusively. This means that while it is possible to use
it internationally, it will only accept your home wireless
carrier's SIM card. This guarantees they will be billing
you for roaming charges if you use it while abroad. We have
found that it is far more cost effective for heavy users
to bring an unlocked GSM world phone to the country they
are visiting. Simply ask the hotel concierge for the nearest
wireless phone store. Bring the unlocked phone to them.
Tell them you would like to buy a wireless prepaid card
and specify whether you will be using it in their country
only or all over Europe. They will insert their SIM card
and assign you a local mobile number with voice mail and
a pre-determined amount of prepaid minutes. It is then necessary
to notify your friends, family and /or business associates
of your new overseas mobile number. Simply use a credit
card to pay for additional minutes if needed. The beauty
of this technique is all roaming charges are completely
eliminated. The other major benefit is that in most of Europe,
inbound calls are totally FREE and do not even count against
your provided minutes. This means that even calls from the
United States don't cost you a cent! Contact us for further
Wireless can also save you up to 85% on international wireless
calls originating in the USA. Ask us for details. No monthly
costs involved, just pay as you use. Many countries in Europe
are under $0.10 per minute. WOW!
International Internet countries and carriers
This is a list of the countries where International Internet service
is available. To see coverage, rates, and provider information, select
the wireless service provider for the country in which you will travel.
The hot deal is using a BlackBerry device while roaming overseas. Verizon
can calendar your travel dates and temporarily change your domestic
BlackBerry e-mail and internet browsing plan to their international
$69.99 per month version. This plan includes unlimited web browsing
while abroad as well as e-mail.
Wireless Internet service providers
How to make international calls
easy to make international calls on your wireless phone.While
traveling outside the US:
to the US
add the + key) Dial the + key 1
the + key country
the country city
From the US to
Dial the + key country
access the "+" key:
press "*" key twice in rapid succession.
Sony Ericsson - press
and hold the 0 key until the "+" sign appears.
Motorola - press
and hold the 0 key until the "+" sign appears.
Samsung - press
and hold the 0 key until the "+" sign appears.
Blackberry 6210 -
press Alt (bottom, far left key) and the letter I
Treo 270 - press
the blue button and then the g key
Pocket PC - pull
up the keyboard and press the  button in top left corner.
Select "+" from the resulting screen.
American Samoa 684
Antarctica (Norfolk & AET) 672
Antarctica (New Zealand) 64
British Virgin Islands 1-284
Caicos Islands 1-649
Cayman Islands 1-345
Christmas Island 672
Cocos Island 672
Costa Rica 506
Czech Republic 420
Domestic Calls 1
Dominican Republic 1-809
East Atlantic Ocean
El Salvador 503
Falkland Islands 500
French Antilles 596
F.Y.R.O.M. (Macedonia) 389
Country (G-N) Code
Grand Turk TC 1-649
Grenada & Carriacou 1-473
Hong Kong 852
Italy/Vatican City 39
Ivory Coast 225
New Caledonia 687
New Zealand 64
Country (O-Z) Code
also offers... the Blackberry 8830 World Edition,
The BlackBerry Storm World Edition, The Motorola Z-6C and several
other Samsung Windows 6.1 SmartPhone PDA's