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    Default Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    The Verizon sales reps tell me all Note 3s by Verizon should work fine overseas, say in China for example. Simply go to a shop say in China and swap out the SIM card. Does that reaaaaally work? I've learned to not fully trust sales talk from people trying to take my credit card, haha!

    Does it make any difference if I buy a Note 3 at Best Buy that is branded by Verizon? Should it still work overseas by swapping out the SIM card?

    Has anyone out there actually tried doing this by experience overseas?

    Thanks! Casey
    Is that a Samsung Note 3 in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    Sim swap works. You should put it in global mode and set the apn. My note 3 has been overseas and it worked

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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    You might also looking into Verizon's Global Travel Program if you don't want to take your "baby" oversears... Global Travel Program - Verizon Wireless -- essentially it's a fleet of free 'loaner phones' that work overseas. The loaner is set for your phone number, voice mail, etc and you transfer your contacts (you are saving your contacts to Google rather than the phone itself, right...?) --
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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    Verizon's global rates can be very expensive, and can exceed $20, 000 per gb

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Verizon's global rates can be very expensive, and can exceed $20, 000 per gb

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Is that *really* FIVE zeros or did you typo???

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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    So if you used 4000gb overseas unplanned, that would come to ........
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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyKids View Post
    Is that *really* FIVE zeros or did you typo???

    Notes from Deb's Note 3
    Should be 4 zeros. about $20k. The exact amount for 1gb would be $20,971.52.

    It is $20.48 per mb x 1,024 gb per mb. If you don't sign up for the global data feature, that is what would be paying.



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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    That's pre-pay pre-loaded. If anyone was that stupid (to buy that much beforehand) .....

    Still the Global Data allowance is $250 per gb roughly. That's $1,000,000.00 for 4000gb!
    Last edited by Madd54; 06-16-2014 at 07:04 PM. Reason: explained
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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    That's pre-pay pre-loaded. If anyone was that stupid (to buy that much beforehand) .....

    Still the Global Data allowance is $250 per gb roughly. That's $1,000,000.00 for 4000gb!
    That is Verizon post paid, applicable to the plan that I am on now. If I do nothing and go abroad, then I would have to pay the $20,000 per gb rate, and it would be billed to my account(not paid beforehand).

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    That is Verizon post paid, applicable to the plan that I am on now. If I do nothing and go abroad, then I would have to pay the $20,000 per gb rate, and it would be billed to my account(not paid beforehand).

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    Gotcha. Wouldn't that come under unreasonable charges/behaviour though in a court. Who knows, but wow!
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    Default Re: Will my Verizon Note 3 phone work in China or overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Gotcha. Wouldn't that come under unreasonable charges/behaviour though in a court. Who knows, but wow!
    Probably if you called Verizon with $10k bill, then they would make an adjustment,but still expect to be out a good chunk of money. They do send you a text telling you what the rate is whenever go to a new country.

    The thing is Americans are used to paying by gb, some might not realize that it says $20.48 per mb, not gb.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Probably if you called Verizon with $10k bill, then they would make an adjustment,but still expect to be out a good chunk of money. They do send you a text telling you what the rate is whenever go to a new country.

    The thing is Americans are used to paying by gb, some might not realize that it says $20.48 per mb, not gb.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    I wonder how many travelling customers get caught with this every week, and what the highest bill was.
    They should put say a $500 data cap, and make you ring cs to agree and pay for more.

    Excessive European roaming charges are about to be stopped and standardised within the European Union, as far as I heard.

    If any Verizon customer was caught with a mega data bill after a trip, I'd love to know.

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