Verizon Wireless Long Distance Rates & Information

Verizon’s phone plans tend to be pricier than those offered by competitors like T-Mobile and Sprint, but with good reason: Verizon boasts the top network in the country with 70% nationwide 4G coverage. Plus, their plans come with solid features and international perks.

Verizon’s domestic and international rates:

  • Unlimited plans include international perks, such as unlimited texting to 200+ destinations and Canada and Mexico privileges
  • Verizon international calling costs anywhere from $.99/minute to $2.99/minute
  • International texting costs $.50/text sent and $.05/text received
  • International data costs $2.05/MB
Verizon unlimited plans include international benefits like unlimited texting to 200+ countries and Canada and Mexico privileges

Verizon Long Distance Rates

Verizon’s plans come with domestic talk and text already included, so you won’t incur any roaming charges no matter where you travel within the U.S.

As for Verizon international rates, some smartphone plans come with some international benefits already included. Their unlimited plans—Start Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, and Get More Unlimited—all come with unlimited talk and text, and .5GB of data/day in Mexico and Canada. Additionally, every Verizon unlimited plan includes unlimited texting to more than 200 countries.

If you don’t have one of these unlimited plans or you want more long distance capabilities, you can either pay-as-you-go for talk, text, and data, or you can add on an international perk. Keep in mind, Verizon’s pay-as-you-go rates are fairly expensive and can add up quickly. Further, their rates are cheaper when you’re contacting international destinations from the U.S., versus using your phone in those countries. Calls from the U.S. to over 230 countries cost $.49/minute.

Verizon’s pay-as-you-go calling rates vary by the country you’ll be traveling in. The rates for texting and data use are the same no matter where your wanderlust takes you: $.50/text sent, $.05/text received, and $2.05/MB of data.

Below are some Verizon long distance rates for calling in popular destinations:

United Kingdom$1.79/minute

Unlimited Together: North America

Unlimited Together: North America is a $5/month Verizon international add-on that allows you to make calls from the U.S. to Mexico and Canada. You get unlimited talk to both countries as long as you’re on a Verizon Wireless phone plan that includes unlimited domestic calling.

You also receive discounted calls to more than 230 destinations. The rates for calling countries outside North America begin as low as $.05/minute. It’s easy to add this international perk—simply text “N America” to 4004.

Unlimited Together: World

Unlimited Together: World is a $15/month Verizon international feature that allows you to call from the U.S. to landline phones in more than 60 countries and mobile phones in over 30. As with Unlimited Together: North America, you receive the benefit of unlimited calls as long as your Verizon plan includes unlimited domestic talk.

Further, with this add-on, you can make discounted calls to over 160 international destinations, with rates as low as $.05/minute.

To add this international talk perk, text “World” to 4004.

Why Choose Verizon

Verizon is an excellent choice for anyone who wants superior network coverage and decent plan perks. Although their plans are typically more expensive than their competitors, you can rest assured that you’ll have the best coverage. Plus, signing up for a Verizon family plan is an economical way to get all the benefits of Verizon at a lower monthly rate.

Benefits of choosing Verizon include:

  • 70% nationwide 4G coverage (easily beats out AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint)
  • Many plan options, including unlimited, family, kids, and prepaid
  • Mix and match unlimited plans for families (only carrier to offer this)
  • Mobile hotspot
  • Talk, text, and data in Canada and Mexico
  • International texting to more than 200 countries
  • Apple Music subscription
  • Verizon Cloud storage
VerizonStarts at $.99/min$.50/text sent$2.05/MB
AT&TStarts at $1.00/min$.50/text sent$2.05/MB
T-Mobile$.25/min$.50/text sent
Sprint$.25/minAll plans include unlimited international textingAll plans include unlimited basic data abroad