Do Verizon customers get charged to text AT&T customers?

cecoleman

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Nov 13, 2007
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I switched from Verizon to AT&T last week by getting an iPhone now a friend of mine still on Verizon tells me not to text them anymore because they get charged to send/receive texts from other networks. Is this true? Someone confirmed for me already that we as AT&T customers (iPhone) users do not get charged to text Verizon customers, but is the same true in reverse? They have an unlimited text plan on Verizon I think.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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You get charged to send and receive texts and afaik your buddy gets charged even if he only texts verizon customers.
 

cecoleman

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Nov 13, 2007
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Okay I know I get charged as part of the text plan. I'm talking about additional charges per text. I have a plan for texting and so does my Verizon friend. But my friend is claiming an extra charge to their account per text. Its as if the text to another network is considered long distance or something. Get it?
 

Tu13es

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Sep 28, 2009
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I don't think VZW has any "Verizon-only" texting plans. They're usually a set number of messages with a fee for going over that number. Some VZW plans have "Unlimited M2M" meaning free texting within Verizon, but that's on top of a 500, 1500, or 5000 message bundle, which are used for out-of-network messages.
 

Tu13es

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Sep 28, 2009
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But my friend is claiming an extra charge to their account per text. Its as if the text to another network is considered long distance or something. Get it?
Yeah, that's not true unless they have some weird old grandfathered plan or something. With the current plans, the only way you get charged for messages is if you go over your allotment of messages.
 
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