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Using verizon international data plan?

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We have Verizon Wireless and we each have an iPhone 5 and we are considering using the international data plan for our upcoming 2-week trip to Sicily. It looks like it costs $40/phone, which includes 100mb data. Will this be enough for our needs?

In our last 2 trips, we got SIM cards -- overall, that worked well and was less certainly less expensive than the above, but we found it difficult when we got messages from the company in the native language and had no idea what was going on (were we running out of time? what else is being communicated). We also had an awful time using our phones after the SIM card was removed -- there was some app that was switched on or off that interfered with our phone use upon return that even Verizon techs couldn't figure out. So we'd like to keep it simple, if possible.

So for this trip, we are considering just paying the extra few dollars to get the international plan, probably for both phones. My questions are what are the added costs, AND, most important, would the 100mb cover our use of Google maps? If it's more than adequate, we might only get the plan for 1 phone, but would do both if necessary. We find the Google maps app especially helpful and that would be the primary data use. We also travel with an iPad but depend on the WiFi for any research or emails. We don't expect to text much - the only calls would be to accommodations prior to arrival and maybe 1-2 international calls (but not more than that).

And no, we are not switching to any other plan at this point. I'm aware of T-mobile but we aren't going to change from Verizon wireless at this point.

Many thanks in advance!
Paule

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