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Sending texts from UK to abroad?

Hi, I was wondering how much it would cost me to text somebody who is abroad? I am on a pay monthly contract for the iPhone 4s if that makes a difference and I would like to send a text message to somebody in Portugal for the next two weeks. I have something called o2 Travel on my bolt on, I don't remember getting this and not sure what it is too, so that may be of use as well. Also, is the other person charged? Thank you in advance.
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Re: Sending texts from UK to abroad?

If the person you want to text in Portugal has a UK mobile number then the cost will be exactly the same as if they were standing next to you or would come out of your normal allowance. bYour friend in Portugal would receive the text free of any charge.

 

However if it is a foreign network mobile number then the cost would be 17p + vat on monthly and 20p on P&G.

 

O2 Travel is for use when travelling in Europe and has no bearing on using the phone in the UK.

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Re: Sending texts from UK to abroad?

So as my texts are free here it should be free to text them while they are abroad too?

Thank you very much for your fast reply.
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Re: Sending texts from UK to abroad?

Yes if they have a UK number:smileyhappy:

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Re: Sending texts from UK to abroad?

Also the other person is not charged for receiving texts
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Re: Sending texts from UK to abroad?


jonsie wrote:

Your friend in Portugal would receive the text free of any charge.

 

However if it is a foreign network mobile number then the cost would be 17p + vat on monthly and 20p on P&G.

 

O2 Travel is for use when travelling in Europe and has no bearing on using the phone in the UK.


Already advised!

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Re: Sending texts from UK to abroad?

Sorry missed that
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Re: Sending texts from UK to abroad?

Hi if I call from uk to my son in Australia to his uk phone does it cost either him or myself?
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Re: Sending texts from UK to abroad?

It won't cost you if you have inclusive minute allowance either texts or calls. Your son however will be charged roaming costs.

 

http://www.o2.co.uk/support/internationalandtravel

 

If he has wifi then you could both download TuGo which will cost him nothing to receive calls over wifi.