Verizon charges the travel pass to each phone even if not turned
Of course it's "crazy". Why? Because it is absolutely not true. I wrote that in my post above. We've had it on our account for a few years and have yet to use it. Travel Pass only charges the customer once the customer USES DATA, not when the phone is turned off. Google is your friend. :-)
And FYI.....I had turned off my airplane mode by mistake on a trip and didn't do the double redundancy of having cellular data deactivated too. All of a sudden I saw I was getting cellular service and immediately saw that airplane mode was deactivated. I reactivated it. When I returned home, I contacted Verizon and told them of this mistake and they took off the $10 fee from my bill.
There were 4 verizon phones on our plan all in Europe, when one phone
turns on it would be $40 for the day. I asked verizon repeatedly and
they confirmed it would not be for use the one phone but every phone
that was in Europe even if it was turned off.
You were given the wrong information; perhaps the agent thought that you asked if you would still be charged the $10 fee per 24 hours even if you used data for a short while & had the phone mostly turned off in that 24 hour period. The FAQs are on the Verizon Wireless page.
How does TravelPass work and when will I be charged for it?
You're only charged for the days that you use your device in a
TravelPass country. A 24-hour TravelPass session starts automatically
when you make or receive a phone call, send a text or use data.