With more wireless users looking to discount carriers as a way to save money on our their monthly bill, we recommend Metro PCS.
The prepaid carrier has the best performance thanks to T-Mobile's strong network, and its attractive mix of plans overshadows its lackluster showing in our customer-service testing.
Unless you can live with the idea of putting your phone away and using it strictly for emergencies (and most people underestimate their cell phone usage to begin with), these rates will put many a pocket book to the test.
Nowadays, apps such as Google Maps, Yelp, Skype and others, cell phones have become an extremely useful travel tool for overseas travelers. So, while a cell phone can be your best friend during your trip, your usual American (or Canadian) carrier can easily become your enemy when you get your bill a month after your come back from your trip. Yes, but Verizon is not going to be the first in line to tell you. Verizon will not readily tell you this but, they are not the only cellular provide offering international cell phone service.
One carrier we can't recommend is Straight Talk, which brought up the rear in both speed and customer-service testing.
Here are the official coverage maps for all the nationwide prepaid mobile operators in the US.
Service Status History We have tried pinging Verizon website using our server and the website returned the above results.
If is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting.
Think about it - using a cell phones's GPS, you will always be able to find your way to the Trevi Fountain and, using Google Translate or similar apps, you will always be able to communicate with the locals. There are several other options available for you to use when traveling abroad.
Want to know the history of the piazza or plaza you are standing in? Want to see if that restaurant you are about to stroll into is any good? First, will you be traveling to one country or several countries?