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Verizon i-phone coverage

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Verizon i-phone coverage

Has anyone had any luck with Verizon and iphone coverage? I was there last year and have Verizon and also the international calling plan, but was unable to get any service. Now having the i-phone I was wondering if this would be any better.


Henderson, North...
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1. Re: Verizon i-phone coverage

I can't answer your question, but I want to piggy back off of yours....

I plan to pay for Wi-fi while there to use my iphone. I don't have an international plan. I have two kids (4 & 11) that will want to talk to us at least one a day. We plan to facetime with them. How is the coverage?

Midland, Texas...
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2. Re: Verizon i-phone coverage

We were there in June. paid for the international plan on Verizon. Got there and had no service at all. Have an I phone.

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3. Re: Verizon i-phone coverage

We plan on just using the Wifi. We are on Verizon also and both have iPhones.

Erie, Pennsylvania
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4. Re: Verizon i-phone coverage

So you weren't even able to text? If your Verizon phones don't work is there a business center to check email/facebook? we have a new grandchild due 2 weeks after we are due to return and want to be able to be informed if anything happens! I really don't want to bother carrying my laptop, as i won't use it too much!

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5. Re: Verizon i-phone coverage

I have a samsung 4g, and my carrier is verizon. I had good service, I was in the Runaway Bay area. Even tho you may have the international plan you will still pay $1.99 per/minute. .25 to send text messages and .20 to receive. The first thing I do is make sure I turn off my data once I land, otherwise if you dont it will continue to run in the backround and (roaming) charges will build up. I only made a few calls and kept them short, otherwise I turned my phone to airplane mode and connected through the hotels Wifi. I was able to use my skype to makes calls and send free text messages using a text free app.

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for White House, Negril
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6. Re: Verizon i-phone coverage

With Verizon you don't pay any monthly fees, just have the international calling feature turned on. Then the cost is $1.99 per minute if you make a call. We also have a Mobal cell phone and we can use it literally anywhere in the world. We were just in Eurpope again and it worked in all three countries we visited.

Edited: 7:33 pm, October 03, 2012
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