Verizon iPhone International
Does anyone know if the Verizon iPhone will allow for International calling on Skype back to the USA if you are traveling Internationally?
Also, will the iPhone on Verizon's network even work International in most locations without the GSM chip?
- 02-21-2011, 10:18 AM #2
Verizon iPhone is NOT a global phone, hence no sim card. My S1 is a quad-band phone with a sim card and works flawlessly in South america when I went skiing. When in South America, the Skype app would not allow for me to make phone calls on my S1 because it said that the Skype app can only be used while on the Verizon Network and I was currently using Vodafones Network.
Is that correct?
- 02-21-2011, 11:06 AM #4
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- 02-21-2011, 07:58 PM #7
Verizon does have limited functionality in a few other countries.
“Customers can use iPhone for voice and text in over 40 countries with data service in over 20 countries. For service availability and rate information, [see] International Roaming Rates and Coverage. When traveling outside of these 40 destinations, the Global Travel program is the perfect short-term solution for the occasional or infrequent global traveler who needs to stay in touch when traveling internationally.”
However, besides the exorbitant costs, this pales in comparison to the 220 countries GSM has access to. I would recommend wifi for any data access.
- 02-22-2011, 09:18 AM #8
- 02-22-2011, 10:29 AM #9
- 02-22-2011, 11:10 AM #10