I assume you read the plans: https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/international-travel/
You can also turn off data, use WiFi and essentially not use the phone. You have WiFi calling and texting option to contact the USA.
And where is the simple question?
Ensuring that you have the plan that best meets your needs for your trip is essential, So1-gobbler. I'm happy to help as we don't want you to feel like there are too many choices. As mama23dogs kindly pointed out, our international travel guide is a great starting point to review your options for service while traveling. You can also use our International Trip Planner here: http://spr.ly/6600EkDAG Our most popular option is TravelPass for $10 for each 24 session, per line. You can read more about TravelPass here: http://spr.ly/6603EkDAJ I know you mentioned having an unanswered question, please let me know what that is and if the information provided has helped.
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