Verizon's new $15 plan allows unlimited international calls, making it easier than ever for Verizon customers to contact and stay in touch with family and friends in other countries around the globe. While $15 might seem like a lot, for international calling the charge could really be much higher, so for the price Verizon subscribers seem to be getting a pretty good deal here. The plan, which Verizon calls "Unlimited Together-World" and says launches officially for subscribers as of today, will enable calling internationally to both landline and mobile numbers, so subscribers won't just be limited to one or the other.
That being said, Verizon doesn't allow the same amount of countries for each type of call. Landline calls offer up a bit more, with this new plan enabling unlimited international calls to 70 different countries as long as the calls are to a landline number, while unlimited international calls to mobile numbers only applies to 40 different countries. Some of these countries include Norway, Greece, Pakistan, Panama, Scotland, Italy, and Japan for landlines, as well as Scotland, Spain, Hong Kong, Austria, Thailand, and Denmark for mobile numbers.
In addition to the unlimited international calls, Verizon is also including discounted calling to over 160 countries that aren't included in the unlimited international. For $15, Verizon Wireless subscribers seem to be getting a pretty wide range of functionality for calling internationally no matter how they choose to connect. While the value may not be there for some, for anyone who has family or friends in other countries this might just be perfect, especially since it works for both landlines and mobile lines. Since this is already available to subscribers, anyone should be able to go into a Verizon location, call in to customer service, or go online to add this feature to their already existing plan, and the charges will simply show up on their next bill. Naturally this doesn't apply to prepaid plans, so you'll need to be on one of Verizon's postpaid offerings to get access to it. Stuff that like this is nothing new, though, as these types of features are typically not offered to prepaid, at least not in this capacity.