Question: Do you get charged for SMS text messages?

SMS fees are pure profit for the cellular carriers. Theyre basically free for carriers to send, but they can often cost ten cents or more per message. The most popular, WhatsApp, claims it has more users than Twitter and sends more messages than Facebook worldwide.

Will I be charged for receiving texts abroad?

DO NOT send SMS messages or text messages while traveling overseas unless you want to pay out the nose for them. You CAN receive messages (non-SMS) over Wi-Fi, for free. You CANNOT send or receive SMS messages (“texts”) via your cell phone carrier when you are in Airplane Mode.

Are incoming text messages free?

Incoming text messages from other mobile phone numbers are free, no matter where they are sent from. So to answer your question, incoming international text messages from other mobile phones are free of charge.

Do you get charged if someone texts you internationally?

Sending international text messages (SMS) while you are abroad can be very expensive. Many international text messaging apps and websites are free, meaning you wont have to use your roaming. Turn off your mobile provider data or put your phone on Airplane Mode when you leave your country.

Do you get roaming charges for receiving texts?

Roaming charges can reach hundreds or even thousands of dollars if youre not careful. Roaming is generally not included in your plan, and roaming rates may be higher. Roaming charges apply to voice calls, SMS (text messages), MMS (picture messages), and data that you receive or send when youre roaming.

Do I get charged if someone texts me internationally?

Sending international text messages (SMS) while you are abroad can be very expensive. Many international text messaging apps and websites are free, meaning you wont have to use your roaming. Turn off your mobile provider data or put your phone on Airplane Mode when you leave your country.

Do I get charged for receiving texts while abroad?

DO NOT send SMS messages or text messages while traveling overseas unless you want to pay out the nose for them. You CAN receive messages (non-SMS) over Wi-Fi, for free. You CANNOT send or receive SMS messages (“texts”) via your cell phone carrier when you are in Airplane Mode.

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