No one should expect an “all you can eat“ buffet, but 512MB is merely an appetizer. Unless you have frequent access to Wi-Fi doing a trip, 512MB will be exhausted quickly.
That’s half a gig, It’s equal to 15 gigs a month. That’s a lot of data for most people.
ATT doesnt set limits on its travel pass, T-mobile caps speed. Verizon has the best domestic network. You have to weigh your options, pick your network for where you are most of the time. And when you travel, budget data better. I used Wifi in my hotel (free) my entire trip and pay per use roaming and only racked up $23 work of roaming charges (text Home).
Most recent trip for me left data turned off and only used wifi when there was wifi networks available. There was a handful of times that I needed data and turned on the data for directions/email/web searches and even streamed about an hour of audio (to listen to a podcast).
Total amount of data used = just under 100MB which is why I only spent $25 for the entire trip (as I was using pay-as-you-go for this trip as well, with the intention of not using voice or text).
Needless to say, I disagree with those stating that TravelPass doesn't give enough 4G LTE speed data as the 1/2 GB it gives is 10 times the amount that I used, and what is allotted PER DAY!!
To re-iterate, a foreign network is not the place to be surfing social media or watching Youtube videos etc.....
Just an FYI...I was informed when we first used Travel Pass last summer that the "24 hour period" is not really a 24 hour period but a calendar day. I timed the 24 hours from the first time the phone was used (like 10:00 am local time Saturday) and was charged an additional day even though I was on a plane with the phone turned off by 9:00 am the next day (Sunday). So we were charged for both Saturday and Sunday.
Can anyone at Verizon please confirm that the post below is still accurate and true in May 2019? I have called Verizon customer service twice now and been giving completely different information, all different than marketing claims. The latest rep told me I would be charged the 10 dollar per day fee anytime my phone connected to a foreign cell tower or network no matter what I did. That even if I did not use voice by making or answering a call, or even receiving a text, I would be charged because I had connected to a foreign network. Only way to avoid, they said, was to put phone on airplane mode (which defeats the purpose of even having a calling plan). I can operate with phone data shut off, but want to receive (and pay for) a real incoming call or any I need to initiate. As I understand it I will not be charged for an incoming robocall that I do not answer, ditto a frivolous text message. But phone rep just told me clearly any incoming text would trigger the 10 dollar daily charge,. even a marketing text from my car dealership or something. Everytime I call in I get a different story. Does anyone at Verizon even understand this thing they're marketing, or do they even care?
This last post sums up my problem too. We suddenly seemed to start getting charged even just by connecting to a Canadian tower rather than actually using text, data, calls, etc. This NEVER used to happen. Sometime in April or May, things changed for us.
I talked to Verizon and was told this was normal and that we had to put the phone into Airplane mode. This NEVER used to be the case. Previously, we had to USE the phone to be charged.