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    Default VZW to Canada?



    Good news or bad news? Good news is no more roaming or switching SIM cards when going to Canada.

    Bad news? Can't think of any!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfang77 View Post


    Good news or bad news? Good news is no more roaming or switching SIM cards when going to Canada.

    Bad news? Can't think of any!

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    Unless you have a Canada plan, which costs more, Verizon would charge you roaming.

    I looked at Verizon pricing using my provided Vodafone sim on my old phone on Vodafone home network would cost in excess of $20,000 per gb of data. Vodafone is one of Verizon's parent companies. Since they charge $20,000 per gb of data on their parent companies network, I would venture that they wouldn't give free Canada roaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    Unless you have a Canada plan, which costs more, Verizon would charge you roaming.

    I looked at Verizon pricing using my provided Vodafone sim on my old phone on Vodafone home network would cost in excess of $20,000 per gb of data. Vodafone is one of Verizon's parent companies. Since they charge $20,000 per gb of data on their parent companies network, I would venture that they wouldn't give free Canada roaming.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II
    Let's note that this is under current pricing and being a parent company doesn't mean its the same company that's why it is a higher cost. Now if "Verizon" launches a network in Canada it is under the same company then I'm sure pricing will change for Canada and i wouldn't be surprised if Canada usage is included in current customers plans. Where Verizon will make money is by adding Canadian customers and I'm sure they'd get free US usage too no roaming.

    That's how I see it more than likely playing out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jweimn View Post
    Let's note that this is under current pricing and being a parent company doesn't mean its the same company that's why it is a higher cost. Now if "Verizon" launches a network in Canada it is under the same company then I'm sure pricing will change for Canada and i wouldn't be surprised if Canada usage is included in current customers plans. Where Verizon will make money is by adding Canadian customers and I'm sure they'd get free US usage too no roaming.

    That's how I see it more than likely playing out.

    I just don't see how using the sim that came with the phone on the carrier branded on that sim costs that much. I would imagine that it didn't even cost them one percent of what they are charging.


    We shall see I guess. Verizon has in the past made mostly decisions that benefit them. I just don't see them offering free calling between countries at no additional cost... Thru might decide to bundle it so that they van justify higher prices, just like how their share everything plans offer unlimited voice and text, since that costs them next to nothing compared to data.



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    Also, if I were to send myself a text from one of my other lines with Verizon, it would cost 20 cents. Last time I went traveling, If someone in Europe sent me a text while I was in China, I would pay 5 cents. I can't believe that a domestic text on Verizon's network would cost 400% the cost of an international text.

    I should also point lot that it used to cost 2 cents to receive texts on Verizon. Last I checked, it was 20 cents. If it is based on actual cost, it should have gone form in price add texts are so cheap nowadays. Hell, I pay less than 20 cents per GB of data based on my usage. A text uses practically no data, compared to data usage

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