AT&T has been offering international data plans for a while now, but until today they were the only U.S. carrier offerring a flat rate plan for global data. That changes now with Verizon Wireless’s new Global Data Plan, which offers 100mb of data for just $25 a month. Each additional 100mb used will cost another $25. This rate is available while traveling in over 120 countries for their post-paid customers, and wil become available as of April 23rd.
As a matter of fact, Verizon’s pricing actually beats AT&T’s global data pricing of 125mb for $49.99. All in all, it’s about time that more carriers offered reasonable international data rates, so this is good news for mobile customers. Check out more details below.
- To purchase a Global Data plan, customers are required to have a domestic data package and international eligibility, which requires minimum payment history.
- Customers who require more than 100 MB of data while traveling will receive a notification via text message when an additional 100 MB of data for $25 has been automatically made available to them once they exceed their initial allotment.
- Customers traveling to countries not covered under the Global Data Plan, but within Verizon Wireless global coverage areas, will be charged at Pay Per Use rates of $0.02 per KB.