I was just curious if I am using something along the lines of text free or text plus app if I am in Germany will the people in the US get charged international rates such as a regular text message.. I know that most of the texting apps if your not going over wi fi say that regular text messaging charges apply to the party you are sending to and they can respond but regular rates apply.. DOes this work sorta how skype or wifi calling/internet calling voip such as Magic-Jack work.. Where you are registered in the us an the number is a US number so there for no international rates apply. Also any suggestions on the best text app to use while I'm in Germany to keep in contact with my friends and family in the US? I know it will be only able to send them over wifi and that is fine but I just don't want my friends and family in the US getting charged international rates..