05-16-09 10:08 PM
- I am leaving for Cabo San Lucas on Saturday, and I figure my phone will work, but at what cost? I am not planning on switching my phone to their local service, but was hoping to use at least my mobile web for currency and email a little.
How much for making calls?
How much for SMS sent? Received?
How Much for Email's sent/received?
And what about using the web?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.01-23-09 01:16 AM
- ChrisySeeker of the Way
the VZW Pearl is not a gloabal phone, has no SIM card.
To the OP:
Calling From Mexico
CDMA Standard Roaming Per Minute Rate: 0.99
While traveling outside the U.S., the text messaging rates are:
These text messages are not applied against your monthly text messaging bundled allowances
Calling From Mexico
Last edited by chrisy520; 01-23-09 at 11:23 AM.01-23-09 10:32 AM
Thanks for the details.
I don't plan on making calls while I am there, so dont have to worry about that. I may send a few txts so that could get expensive. I was mostly hoping to just use my internet and emails. So if I go with the pay as you go, It would be $0.005 for every KB. That prob could get expensive eh? Maybe I shoudl just leave it home.
it just sucks, I am not going to be able to do too much down there and was hoping to be able to mess around on my phone while I'm laid up. I broke my leg on Sunday so, yea, its going to be fun.01-23-09 11:33 AM
- ChrisySeeker of the Wayyes, i agree that it could get expensive. depending how long, i would probably just find an internet cafe to check email! maybe a few text to keep peeps up to date.
take the berry in case you need to use in an emergency maybe. just my thought.
have fun, man. i'm jealous! i wanna go too (but without a leg injury)!01-23-09 11:48 AM
- I have a BB Storm, which is a global phone. I was recently in Cabo & it worked just fine. I'll be in Europe in about 6 weeks. SHould work there as well. Not all phones are global phones. And even with a global phone, Verizon may have to setup International roaming access on your account. Start by calling VZW customer service.02-08-09 10:29 AM
- 04-17-09 07:32 AM
You can check rates for intnernational uses at VZW International04-17-09 07:34 AM
- I was thinking, I have a BlackBerry on on their unlimited data plan. Can you get my email via BlackBerry and connect to internet under this plan? I don't see anything that mentions the Blackberry plan specifically on the Verizon site and what is or isn't included regarding international usage.04-17-09 07:36 AM
- On your current plan you will charged .0005 per kb for data. I would call VZW CS and have them switch you the global dept and they can explain the data plan for global. THe rate for calls I believe is either 1.99 or .99 per minute. THere is not value plan for Mexico. Have them add I-dial and for data they would change your feature but can be removed and proated as needed.04-17-09 07:42 AM
Careful cause ships have cell serivce now. Not sure about the data, but the rate per minute for calls is 2.49 per minute kinda steep, so if you use the device, make sure you are on land.04-17-09 07:52 AM
- Enjoy the Cruise Bob. Best bet would probably be to just turn off the phone and enjoy, HOWEVER, besides just getting the internation rates from VZW, IF it's gonna be a long cruise you may want to also look in to getting a SIM from a Mexican GSM carrier (prepaid) and getting your Storm unlocked so you can use it. Probably not worth it unless you are going on a month long cruise or longer.04-17-09 09:03 AM
- Enjoy the Cruise Bob. Best bet would probably be to just turn off the phone and enjoy, HOWEVER, besides just getting the internation rates from VZW, IF it's gonna be a long cruise you may want to also look in to getting a SIM from a Mexican GSM carrier (prepaid) and getting your Storm unlocked so you can use it. Probably not worth it unless you are going on a month long cruise or longer.
Plus was looking to use it to check in my flight the day before (fly Southwest, so the earlier to get an "A" boarding pass). Could use the internet on ship, didn't know if using the BlackBerry might make it easier if not too costly.
Thanks everyone for the input.04-17-09 10:18 AM
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