Help with International Text Messaging

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Help with International Text Messaging

Ok so my friend is going to the states and has a Canadian Number, they had gotten a USA texting plan that allows 100texts for 15 bucks but I am still in Canada, would I really have to get a plan to cover that too or will hers cover my outgoing and incoming since her messages are on the plan? Thanks for the help
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As long as you are in Canada, you just text as always. Your friend will have unlimited incoming texts with the plan, and 100 outgoing texts, before a higher rate cuts in. It is not considered international texts when sending to a Canadian number, even if they are travelling outside Canada, so your rates stay the same.

If you travel to an international destination you should only then consider a roaming plan.
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Sign onto Telus Mobility a few hours after his text. You can confirm whether you are being charged.

 

If he's calling with a Canadian SIM... I would not be concerned.  If he's using a SIM card from a US carrier or Roam Mobility... be afraid.  Those SIMs have a US area code and can have charges.

 

Personally I prefer messageing services like BBM.  There is NO international charges.

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Thank you for the help it is greatly appreciated
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As long as you are in Canada, you just text as always. Your friend will have unlimited incoming texts with the plan, and 100 outgoing texts, before a higher rate cuts in. It is not considered international texts when sending to a Canadian number, even if they are travelling outside Canada, so your rates stay the same.

If you travel to an international destination you should only then consider a roaming plan.
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