If you live in the US, traveling abroad with your phone and trying to understand your carrier's international data plan options and restrictions is often as clear as mud. When we took a Verizon device to Italy last year, the service was impeccable but we must admit, understanding the data rates was something of a challenge.
Something you don’t hear too often these days is that Verizon is making things easier for its customers - but that's exactly its aim, as it introduces new, simpler data roaming packages, and has actually chopped the price down. For $25.00, you get 100 MB of data, that’s it. Previously, it could cost you up to $100 for 70 MB of data; the new plans offer considerable savings.
While 100 MB is not enough to stream Netflix all day long, it will be enough to download your emails and browse the web sparingly without killing your wallet.
While data when roaming is still expensive, this drop by Verizon does make it bit more palatable and at least makes it an option rather than simply using a local SIM while traveling.