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Level 1: Joiner
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Registered: ‎19-08-2013

Texting from abroad

Hello all. I have an O2 monthly contract with unlimited texts. I was recently in Florida and had no problems sending and receiving text messages however since arriving here in St Lucia I can only receive. I have checked the message centre number and that seems to be ok. Making and receiving calls is fine. Any ideas?
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Registered: ‎31-03-2010

Re: Texting from abroad

You are aware that your unlimited texts only apply to when you're using them in the UK, or if you're using the TuGo app over WiFi if you're abroad, aren't you? If you're texting and calling while roaming on another network there are charges for that.

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Registered: ‎17-04-2012

Re: Texting from abroad

Read the info from this link.

http://www.o2.co.uk/international/o2-travel

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Registered: ‎04-01-2009

Re: Texting from abroad

I'm guessing there is a problem with the local network. I think you guys are misinterpreting the OP, his outgoing texts are failing.

 

@the OP, have you tried a different network manually?

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Registered: ‎17-04-2012

Re: Texting from abroad

We are just worried the OP is building up nasty charges they may not be aware of Jonsie.

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Registered: ‎04-01-2009

Re: Texting from abroad

Yes that's fair enough but it wasn't really answering his query. I'm sure he will take your advice onboard though:smileyhappy:

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Registered: ‎17-04-2012

Re: Texting from abroad

It was a good pick up from Bambino.

I just thought the link would help.

I'm sure the OP will find all info supped by all useful.

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Registered: ‎30-10-2012

Re: Texting from abroad

One of the disadvantages of having unlimited texts is when you are abroad you get stung for sending a text where as if you had limited texts it would take four from that total. I have unlimited texts but I would much prefer a limit (100 would do me) to avoid this issue when travelling overseas. Please can someone explain the reason behind this policy?

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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

Re: Texting from abroad

the 4-1 text ended years ago when mms started to be charged even  on non unlimited tariffs the 4-1 was removed (unless old legacy tariff)

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Re: Texting from abroad

If you have moved away from a four for one tariff you can no longer go back to it.

 

Those tariffs don't exist now.

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