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Verizon Wireless offers additional international calling plan
Posted: 14-Apr-2005 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[Verizon Wireless customers can now access international calling features and use their current phone to call home from Bermuda, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan and Venezuela.]

Verizon Wireless customers heading North or South of the border as well as to ten other international destinations can pack up their existing tri-mode or digital wireless phones and take comfort in knowing they can phone home. Verizon Wireless' international roaming allows customers traveling to Bermuda, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Taiwan and Venezuela to make calls and receive calls with the same Verizon Wireless handset they carry in the United States.

Travelers can make sure their wireless phone is fully prepared for their trip by calling Verizon Wireless customer service or visiting a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to add the international calling feature to their service. They will be assisted through the process which includes dialing *228 to update their Preferred Roaming List wirelessly. Once back in the United States, customers dial *228 and select option 2 to change back to the Preferred Roaming List that is most relevant for their home calling plan.

Verizon Wireless customers with a one- or two-year service agreement of $39.99 or higher will pay $0.69 per minute for international roaming, plus the servicing carrier's long distance, toll, surcharges and taxes. International long distance charges also apply for incoming calls and voicemail messages retrieval listened to while abroad in select countries*. Rates may vary depending upon country and location. For a complete list of rates by country, visit

Customers can also send and receive TXT Messages while visiting Canada and the Dominican Republic. While in Canada or the Dominican Republic, TXT Messages decrement from customers' home message bundles and are billed at domestic rates. Those rates are $0.10 to send and $0.02 to receive in Canada and $0.25 to send and $0.02 to receive in the Dominican Republic. These are the same rates when sending TXT Messages to these countries from the United States.

*Voice mail retrieval currently available in Canada, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.


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