iPhone in Europe: Comparison of AT&T and Verizon plans

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iPhone ATT vs Verizon international plans

Note: This article is part of a series on Using an American iPhone in Europe… without Going Broke.

If you’re trying to decide between AT&T and Verizon as a carrier, consider the differences in their rate plans for using American iPhones in Europe. Here’s a quick breakdown of the differences:

AT&T v. Verizon: An iPhone Comparison

Services AT&T Verizon
Calling and receiving Europe Travel Minutes plans ($30 for 30 minutes, $60 for 80, $120 for 200); without plan $1.50 per minute Global Travel plan $4.99/mo: $.99/min.
Without plan: $1.29/min.
Text messaging International texting plans ($10 to send 50 messages, $30 for 200, $60 for 600);
Without plan $.50 to send text ($1.30 for photos and videos); normal rates to receive or $.20
$.50 to send; $.05 to receive
Data plans 120 MB – $30
300 MB – $60
800 MB – $120
100 MB – $25
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This chart is an overview of the differences in plans offered by Verizon and AT&T for American customers using their iPhones in Europe. For much for on this subject, read our articles below.

Our Guide to using an American iPhone in Europe

Using an American iPhone in Europe… without Going Broke

Tips for AT&T Customers

Tips for Verizon Customers

Tips for Windows, Android and Blackberry Customers

Setting up your phone to avoid a billing “surprise”

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Tom Meyers

About the author: Tom Meyers created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. Email Tom. [Find Tom on Google Plus]

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