Hi all, I'm trying to select which carrier (AT&T or Verizon) to go with for sporadic international travel. Travel is often to third-world countries including Asia and South America, but isn't all that often. Maybe for two weeks at a time four times a year. During these trips WiFi can be unreliable even in a populated area, so I'm looking for an alternative. Since the cellular usage won't really be needed in the US, the international plan is the primary concern. My strong preference would be to only have to pay for service during the overseas trips. In other words, keep no data plan at all until a trip comes along then buy coverage just for the duration of the trip (month at a time?). AT&T seems to have a reasonable approach by which you can start a domestic plan, then add a month of international data at a time. Verizon isn't quite clear on their site about how this works, but does seem to offer both pay per use and monthly plans. Verizon also obliges you to have a domestic plan. Does anyone have experience with this type of arrangement? Starting domestic service for a short period just to add-on the international data plan sounds like a hassle, but if the carrier makes it easy then I think it would be okay. I'm just not sure how practical it would be to start/stop coverage several times a year. Also, these overseas plans are ghastly expensive on a per MB rate. $30 per month for 50MB? That's insane. Is there a better way to do this, like buying a sim in country? Any insight welcome. Thanks.