Verizon announces global roaming for the BlackBerry Storm. Verizon is still not revealing when the Storm will ship or how much it will cost. The launch of the BlackBerry Storm needs to be close though as Verizon is ramping up announcements surrounding the Storm. The anticipated launch date is mid-November.
The BlackBerry Storm can be used in 200 destinations for voice and more than 150 destinations for data worldwide.
The BlackBerry Storm allows for roaming in South America and Japan and also provides 3G data speeds on select international networks, giving customers high-speed connectivity when they are abroad.The Storm comes pre-installed with a SIM card, so customers who plan to travel abroad can activate global service at the time of purchase or by calling Verizon Wireless prior to leaving the U.S. For those who travel abroad frequently, the company’s Global Value Plan offers discounted roaming charges on calls made to and from 130 countries for just $4.99 a month.
Verizon Wireless customers traveling for business or pleasure in both the U.S. and abroad can use GlobalEmail on their BlackBerry Storms to access corporate e-mail attachments as well as personal or POP3 e-mail accounts. Verizon Wireless’ unlimited GlobalEmail Plan offers one flat-rate data pricing and covers Web browsing, picture messaging and Visual Voice Mail in the U.S. as well as overseas. Verizon Wireless’ GlobalEmail Data Plans are available for $69.99 monthly access for a stand-alone data plan and $64.99 monthly access when added to any voice plan.
Via this Verizon announcement. More BlackBerry Storm News.