I have traveled back to the USVI numerous times (I was actually born in St. Thomas) and I did not incur any additional charges for voice, text and data. At times calls were a little spotty in some locations on the either island but for the most part I had great reception. Also on your device it might show as "roaming" but in reality you are not actually "roaming." Check with VZW before you leave the US just in case.
Enjoy your stay and hit the beaches as often as you can.
Thanks Bruce. I got a text message from Verizon when I called St Thomas from m,y home in NJ to make some reservations that I was paying per minute rates. I didn't think it was roaming, but I'll still check. Jim
Ouuhh, sounds nice. The good news is, domestic roaming occurs when your mobile device connects to a non-Verizon Wireless network in the United States, Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. You'll simply want to toggle on Roaming. https://www.verizon.com/support/domestic-roaming-faqs/ VCarter_VZW
Bruce27u01, thank you for such great info and assistance. I'm sure Jim will appreciate that info. Traveling to the US Virgin Islands sounds fantastic and I hope Jim enjoys his trip. Verizon recommends that our customers visit our International Travel website for information about using their devices when traveling broad (e.g., U.S. Virgin Islands) at http://spr.ly/6604H9uHK. We also recommend viewing our short video (Preparing for International Travel) at http://spr.ly/6605H9uHz. Our customers will also see the really helpful Trip Planner Tool link thats included. Thank you again for being so helpful.
jimwhalen10, you're welcome. Calls to St. Thomas from your Verizon Wireless phone do not incur international long-distance charges. I hope this information helps.