Use your smartphone abroad with international plans from Verizon Wireless.

Do you want to keep using your Verizon phone while on the French Riviera without going broke? Verizon has some super-awesome plans with reasonable rates that let you surf the web, call, and text from your smartphone while you're traveling abroad.

TravelPass

The benefit of TravelPass is that for a small additional fee, you can use your phone just as you would at home while traveling without worrying about expensive international roaming charges.

Verizon offers TravelPass in two flavors: one for travel within Mexico and Canada, and another for traveling in 65 other countries.

  • Mexico and Canada: $2, per day, per device lets you carry over your minutes, texting, and data allowances from your regular wireless plan.
  • Over 65 Countries: $10, per day, per device lets you carry over your minutes, texting, and data allowances from your regular wireless plan.

TravelPass is great for short trips, but for extended stays, you may want to consider another plan.

Mexico and Canada plan

For extended trips to Mexico and Canada, this plan is a better value because you pay one monthly fee rather than a fee each day. In addition to travel within Mexico and Canada, it covers Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Verizon offers it in three tiers:

Tier one

  • Monthly fee: $10 per device
  • Talk: 99 cents per minute
  • Text: 50 cents, per text sent; 5 cents, per text received
  • Data: 100MB monthly allowance

Tier two

  • Monthly fee: $15 per device
  • Talk: 100 minutes
  • Text:100 sent, unlimited received
  • Data: 100MB monthly allowance

Tier three

  • Monthly fee: $25 per device
  • Talk: 500 minutes
  • Text: 500 sent, unlimited received
  • Data: 1GB monthly allowance

International preferred pricing plan

Verizon offers the international preferred pricing plan in two tiers, depending on how much you want to pay per month.

A list of preferred plan countries is available on Verizon's international travel page, under the preferred plan heading.

Tier one

  • Monthly fee: $25, per device
  • Talk: $1.79 per minute
  • Text: 50 cents, per text sent; 5 cents, per text received
  • Data: 100MB monthly allowance

Tier two

  • Monthly fee: $40, per device
  • Talk: 100 minutes
  • Text:100 sent, unlimited received
  • Data: 100MB monthly allowance

Add-on international packages

If you need more minutes, messaging, or data on top of what is offered in Verizon's international plans, you can get the following add-on packages:

  • Data: 250 GB monthly allowance for $50, per month
  • Calls and Texts: 250 minutes, 250 sent texts, unlimited texts received for $35, per month

Pay as you go

If you don't want to get a plan, you can just pay the standard rates for calling, texting, and data for the country you're in.

  • Calls: As low as $1.79 per minute.
  • Texts: 25 cents, per text sent and received.
  • Data: $2.05, per MB.