Originally Posted by cmsitaly
I usually get a different answer when I call Verizon as well. Shammy is right on with what actually happens when you take your smart phone with a Verizon plan to Mexico. AT&T plan is much better for international.
Also, before you leave you have to dial *228 to update the roaming capabilities so you can call from your phone.
This year Verizon told me I could text while having the data turned off...not true...only if you're in a wireless area.
Hmm, that sounds odd....my friends and I texted from Mexico to home while having the data turned off this past trip, no problem, just the regular 25 cents per text as per my plan. And we weren't using Wifi sending the texts. I think it depends on if your carrier has towers in the area or use of local towers.
or perhaps I have in fact zero understanding of how cell phones actually work, too....that is very possible.
Edited to add: I really should have read page two too. haha