Hi and welcome to the forums. For two weeks of travel, I would add the global calling plan. It's $4.99/month and gets you a slightly cheaper rate on voice calls. International text messages stay the same rate (50 cents to send, 5 cents to receive). Cancel your global plan when you return and you'll be credited the unused weeks.
If you plan to use data, including sending or receiving picture messages (counts as data when it's international), get the $25/100MB international data plan. You'll be refunded for the MBs you don't use. Otherwise, turn off cellular data or you'll be charged $20.48/MB!
Which phone do you have and which countries are you going to? This will determine whether your phone will even work. (There's a good trip planner tool on this site, too, under global services.) Oh, and don't forget to enable international dialing (and activate your SIM card if you're using a global phone in a GSM country). When you call global customer service to arrange all this, they will send you a helpful e-mail with rates and instructions for dialing out.
Can someone verify if you're actually refunded MB you don't use for the $25/100mb global data plan or are you just referencing the prorated cost if you don't have it set for a full month?
We were refunded unused data after a trip to Europe a few months ago. The data plan was in place for 2 weeks, and we were refunded almost the full amount, as we were on Wi-Fi most of the time and only used a few MBs.
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SydneyK, a trip to Europe sounds beautiful! When adding the Global Data plan for two weeks, you are partially billed for it. However, please be advised that the 100 MB data allowance is prorated as well. For more information regarding billing facts, click http://vz.to/SnzTQg
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