Going overseas....

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  1. Chief_Airborne

    Chief_Airborne New Member

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    So, I'm to Ireland in the near future. I'm currently with Verizon. I want to be able to use my phone over there, but not through Verizon. I assume that I can pick up a prepaid SIM card over there, but will my X accept it? Do I have to get my phone unlocked or something?

    Thanks!
     
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    zstairlessone Well-Known Member

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    Depends on which iPhone you have. As a rule Verizon iPhones (at least older ones) aren't compatible with most international carriers
     
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    As I mentioned, I have a X.
     
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    We went to ireland last summer. You will love it. Any LTE phone from Verizon after 2015 is unlocked. I have an iPhone 7plus. Keep your phone in airplane mode until you get to the vodaphone store or you will get charged $10 for the day from Verizon.
    But a vodaphone SIM card was under 25 euros and in 2 weeks we didn’t manage to use it all up. Had signal 98% of the time. My phone was also the main gps.
     
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    Oops missed that you should have no problem with the phone. I understand you can get a sim where you go for your time there but you might get a hotspot map / wifi map to help keep minutes and data down.
     
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    Perfect...thank you so much!! Greatly appreciate it.
     
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    Of course by doing this you will have a new Irish phone number.
    You also have to dial (001) I believe to call the us. Make sure your credit card don’t charge fees for international transactions.
     
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    They will, at the very least, charge a fee for currency exchange when using your credit card overseas.
     
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