Can we text overseas?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by daihard, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    #1
    Hi.

    I am wondering if it is possible to exchange text messages (SMS) overseas? I know it worked when I brought my iPhone to Europe with me, but that was probably because it was on international roaming. If I want to text a friend who uses a regular (i.e. non-iPhone) cellphone in, say, Belgium, will he and I be able to send text back and forth?

    Thanks!
    Dai
     
  2. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    Thanks! Now the link includes the following statement.
    I take it to mean the international text messages are not covered by the Messaging Package. For instance, I pay $5 a month for 200 texts per month, but it doesn't cover the international texting. Am I correct?
     
  3. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking that is correct.
     
  4. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    Thanks! :)
     
  5. danbirchall macrumors member

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    Yep, all correct.

    I regularly text friends and family overseas, it's in addition to the messaging plan. I also use my iPhone to text people in the US and elsewhere while abroad, too; I think it usually costs something like 50 cents but doesn't incur charges for international roaming, nor for data roaming (which I keep disabled at all times to prevent huge bills).
     
  6. daihard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    Yeah, I figured that out, too. I used texting to communicate with my wife back in the U.S. while I was in Europe on business. Worked quite nicely. :)
     
  7. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    Soo.. you met someone in Belgium, huh? ;):cool:
     

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