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JANCRO37
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We just purchased a Travel Plan and are curious about a few things.  Are we charged for calls or texts that we might receive from family members?  Also should we keep our phone turned off except when we wish to make a call or send a text?  Will we be charged for taking pictures?

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mosh919
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If your taking your smartphone, I recommend keeping airplane mode turned on unless you want or need to use cell service. You can still use Wi-Fi with airplane mode on to use internet, and depending on your phone you can call and text on Wi-Fi too. There is also plenty of 3rd party apps (like Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, etc.) that you can use for Wi-Fi calling and texting for free if your phone doesn't come with it already.

When I traveled, I only turned off airplane mode if a Wi-Fi connection wasn't available and needed to use cell service. Then whenever I found Wi-Fi signal again, or just didn't need cell service, I would just turn airplane mode back on. This prevents getting any unwanted charges because someone called, messaged, or emailed you.

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naansalad
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in coming and out going call will cost regardless who call you or text you.

if you got travel pass that cover you or 24 hrs if you bought plan then it cover with limited allowance on talk minute and text as well as data usage

i will recommend you to use wifi if available much you can.

taking pictures will not

you can get more info www.vzw.com/global

enjoy the trip

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mosh919
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If your taking your smartphone, I recommend keeping airplane mode turned on unless you want or need to use cell service. You can still use Wi-Fi with airplane mode on to use internet, and depending on your phone you can call and text on Wi-Fi too. There is also plenty of 3rd party apps (like Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, etc.) that you can use for Wi-Fi calling and texting for free if your phone doesn't come with it already.

When I traveled, I only turned off airplane mode if a Wi-Fi connection wasn't available and needed to use cell service. Then whenever I found Wi-Fi signal again, or just didn't need cell service, I would just turn airplane mode back on. This prevents getting any unwanted charges because someone called, messaged, or emailed you.

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