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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 00:09

I'm looking into getting a Verizon prepaid $50 per month unlimited phone service. My question has to do with roaming. All I can find online, is that when you roam, you are charged .20 cents per min. My question is how does that work with unlimited when you already pre paid, and when they don't have your billing info or when you just buy the pre paid cards from the store. How do they charge you the .20 cents. My guess is that the phone just won't work when you are roaming.

If someone knows the answer to that question, that would be great

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 00:33

The service is only 'unlimited' within your prepaid area.

This may help:

http://support.veriz..._unlimited.html

What is Mobile to Mobile Calling?
Mobile to Mobile Calling is calling with any of our more than 80 million Verizon Wireless customers anytime and anywhere from within the Prepaid Rate and Coverage Area. Mobile to Mobile Calling is unlimited on the $50 Unlimited Talk, Text and Web plan.

Where can I use my service with the $50 Unlimited Plan?
You can use your service in the Verizon Wireless Prepaid Rate and Coverage Area. Domestic calls made or received outside of the Verizon Wireless Prepaid Rate and Coverage Area will be charged at a roaming rate of 20¢ per minute.

Will I be charged different roaming rates if calling internationally?
You can use your service in the Verizon Wireless Prepaid Rate and Coverage Area. For additional international rates, go to Prepaid International Roaming Rates.

Domestic Roaming, Caller ID, Call ID Blocking, Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, 3-Way Calling, International Services, No Answer or Busy Transfer, 411 Search and Account Alerts and Voice Mail. Additional charges apply for 411 Search, Backup Assistant, Domestic Roaming and International Services.

So, apparently you get a seperate bill, either charged to your account or credit card. :laugh:

Sign up for Auto Pay and make automatic monthly payments from your major credit or debit card.

Prepaid Customer Care at (888) 294-6804

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 00:35

yes but how do they charge you the 20 cents if you are already prepaid

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 00:44

^ They stick it on your credit card.

Or when you go to a Verizon store to pay on your account, they charge you the extra amount -- you can pay cash, check, or credit card.

Prepaid only covers your 'area' -- if you roam, you get charged extra.

I know in PA you get charged for the prepaid card, plus '911' service charge, plus state tax. :/

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 00:46

^ They stick it on your credit card.

Or when you go to a Verizon store to pay on your account, they charge you the extra amount -- you can pay cash, check, or credit card.


but what if you buy the equivalent of a burner phone via their prepad cards at walmart

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:42

Let's end the confusion. You can't "roam" with the newer unlimited prepaid phones. Same with AT&T MVNOs or their own prepaid service. There are parts of PA where i'd normally roam on iWireless or soemething like that but with prepaid devices you just get "No Service" - if it's say a roaming partner that's now owned by mother company (Verizon / Alltel or something) then it might still work.

The 20c per minute deal you are seeing is for customers that sign up for the minute plans. Where they have a balance on their account and it uses X cents/min normally vs 20 cents/min when roaming to draw from that balance. T-Mobile for example has a plan where you can put $100 on an account and it'll stay active all year long. Roaming with that line however though sucks from that $100 faster than if you weren't roaming.