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August 12, 2010
Verizon Wireless Offers Program for Global Travellers
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor
Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless has announced a new, “Verizon Wireless Global Travel Program,” that allows its customers to stay connected while they travel.
According to company officials, the offering lends customers global-capable feature phones, smartphones or data cards for their laptops for the duration of their travel without the worry over daily rental fees or security deposits.
In addition, with the new program, customers can keep their regular phone numbers and transfer their contact lists using a “Backup Assistant.”
Company officials also said all global calling, text and data charges are applied directly to the customers Verizon Wireless bills. Also, customers using Verizon Wireless global-capable phones and smartphones can enjoy wireless voice service in more than 220 countries and data in more than 200 countries, with more than 115 offering 3G speeds.
For contract customers heading to 40 destinations outside of the United States – it is also possible to use any Verizon Wireless phone to stay connected.
All international travellers can access U.S.-based customer support 24 hours a day using a dedicated global roaming support number.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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