1. del2484's Avatar
    Can I use a SIM card in Europe with my Verizon S6? I know there are some issues with CDMA/GSM. Verizon has a data plan but I'll be there for a month and $25/100MB is less than ideal.

    Thanks.
    05-09-2015 12:48 AM
  2. sjaduae's Avatar
    Can I use a SIM card in Europe with my Verizon S6? I know there are some issues with CDMA/GSM. Verizon has a data plan but I'll be there for a month and $25/100MB is less than ideal. Thanks.
    If you are only going to one country in Europe I would get the phone unlocked and use a local sim, else there is an abundance of free WiFi in hotels cafe's etc to keep your usage down
    05-09-2015 01:56 AM
  3. titans30dude's Avatar
    If you are only going to one country in Europe I would get the phone unlocked and use a local sim, else there is an abundance of free WiFi in hotels cafe's etc to keep your usage down
    Thats what he was asking about. And the phone is factory unlocked already.
    05-09-2015 05:25 AM
  4. del2484's Avatar
    I'll be visiting seven different countries, so a local sim in each would be quite a pain. There's nothing that has the same data plan across Europe? If not, the data plan for Verizon may make the most sense.
    05-09-2015 11:44 AM
  5. sjaduae's Avatar
    I'll be visiting seven different countries, so a local sim in each would be quite a pain. There's nothing that has the same data plan across Europe? If not, the data plan for Verizon may make the most sense.
    No sorry I don't think there is. There are some international sims available (they use to sell them on some airlines) but not sure if this was more for just calls than data but its worth looking into but I suspect it wont be significantly cheaper. The EU are trying to clamp down on cross country charges but currently you still get stung.

    You are also not guaranteed connection as it depends who Verizon have agreements with. I think you will be able to adapt to a WiFi regime quite quickly if you are in major cities and hotels are easy.

    Most countries also have an automated SMS message on arrival that advises you on call charges etc and they often offer a plan that does not require a sim these may help you supplement your Verizon roaming charge
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    05-11-2015 03:14 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    The Verizon s6 is already factory sim unlocked. You can use a local sim

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    05-12-2015 04:47 AM
  7. olab's Avatar
    Ok, but the bands for Europe are available in Galaxy S6 Verizon ?
    12-24-2015 08:30 AM
  8. macbak281's Avatar
    I recently tried to use a local sim card for my S6 from Verizon while in Dublin, Ireland on vacation, it would not work.
    When I returned to the US called Verizon and was told before they would unlock the phone needed to be paid off fully.
    03-19-2016 08:34 PM
  9. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    but did they say it will work in europe? or were they just trying to take your money?
    03-20-2016 05:44 AM

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