You need to roam if you're traveling. Capt. J, it's all along the border. I got slammed in Alex Bay NY, the Welland Canal, Erie PA, Michigan, etc., etc. Yes thankfully a call generally resolves the matter, but with Verizon that's an hour or two of your life every month that you'll never get back. Thankfully with my phone it was only a couple hundred each time, but with a connected boat (security system, cameras, Wifi, etc.) OMG!