Does Att charge for international text recieved?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eplchamps0305, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. eplchamps0305 macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    I asked an Att rep and she said they did. However I recieved 2 txt messages from Switzerland and sent one back. When I check my usage it shows I have one extra charge for one message.
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    They didn't charge me for received when I was in the DR, only the ones I sent. They have a fairly comprehensive international/travel website.
  3. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    no they dont its only if you send, they take away from your normal plan.
  4. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    They don't charge if you receive it, but will charge when you send it, and it is a separate charge from the normal ones you get with any text messaging plan.

    I racked up a good $50 charge from sending some back and forth between myself and friends in Australia. So be weary on that; you may find sending it over Skype/BeeJive/IM+ a lot easier and cheaper.

  5. eplchamps0305 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2009
    I send with google voice
  6. fedup flyer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    It looks like AT&T is no longer charging to receive SMS while roaming internationally. Of course its 50 cents for every SMS sent while roaming. This has taken place in the last couple of years because I have racked up some serious bills in yrs past.
  7. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    It's been like that for at least a year if not longer.

    Receiving while roaming will cost you what it would cost you in the US. 20 cents if you have no text plan. Deduct from your bucket if you have X messages per month, or nothing if you have unlimited messages. Too bad receiving phone calls while roaming doesn't work that way.

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