I had conversation ( via Chat ) with a Verizon rep today. Since I have a "More Everything" Family plan....I supposedly get free international texting, including both incoming and outgoing. So....I carefully worded my questions...the main one which was this..
" So...when me and my family get to Aruba, we turn our phones on...Go into settings, turn OFF Data and then do not make or take any calls while there..we can still not only text our friends and family back in the US but we can also text each other to keep in touch, meet up if we are separated....etc..etc.. "
The answer I got was .. YES !
Now....I am looking for anyone that has done this..or anyone that is going in the next few weeks who may have the same Verizon situation so they can validate this. If this is really true, it will save me having to buy sim cards, rent phones..etc... Which ...obviously means...more food and drink money...