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If I send or receive text messages when I am overseas, does that cost anything?

 

I'm on au if that makes any difference!

 

No idea how the text thing works but interested to know.

 

Cheers.

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I think it depends on your contract. Usually, you have to pay. If you have a smart phone and send messages by using an app like iMessages or Line and you are connected to Wifi you don't pay anything.

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Thanks.

 

I have a data plan where I can use as much as I want in a month but that doesn't cover overseas.

 

But if I am connected by wifi, I can still get the messages and they'll come that way?

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Maybe not messages that use ur phone number......but email, Line, WhatsApp etc are free as long as ur on WiFi and you'll receive them ok as well

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Funny thing when I was in Europe this year, I could receive text messages from my iphone-using friend on my samsung note 3, but couldn't send to him.

As far as I know, receiving his messages didn't cost anything -- or at least was insignificant.

With a wifi connection, of course, e-mail etc worked fine.

Just be sure to turn OFF other mobile networks setting.

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Yes, remember to turn data services off.

If you have done that and are using wifi, you'll be good.

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