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International calling help families, friends stay connected across the miles

by Employee ‎11-24-2009 10:16 AM - edited ‎11-24-2009 10:18 AM

globemedium.JPGHundreds of years after the Mayflower landed in New England, people are still immigrating to America.  The world has gotten smaller, and it's certainly easier to get around today than it was in Pilgrim times.  It's also easy for us to continue to keep in touch with family and friends in other countries with a simple phone call.


This Thanksgiving Verizon has launched a promotion that lets those with relatives back home make that call more at a discount.  Customers can add the International Single Rate (ISR) calling plan to any Verizon Freedom Essentials bundled so calls overseas cost about 2 cents per minute. 


Verizon's International Single Rate calling plan allows customers in the U.S. to make calls up to 118 countries, including those that are called most frequently - Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Italy, Germany and Israel. (Unlimited calls to Canada are included in Freedom calling plans.)

More and more customers are turning to online chat as a way to keep in touch with family living abroad via a Web-cam.  With a super-fast Internet connection like Verizon FiOS or High Speed Internet service, the experience is better than ever.  With either broadband service, you'll be able to use them to help make you feel a bit closer to home.

Especially during the holidays, all of us want to be in touch with loved ones, and with these Verizon services it's easier than ever to make that important international connection.



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