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Lucy_H
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Registered: ‎21-08-2008

Text message costs abroad

Hi my boyfriend and I both have an o2 may monthly contract. He is going away to America soon and I just want to know how much it will cost me to text him and visa versa. I've been looking on the o2 website and such information isn't very easy to find! Thanks.

Lucy
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Anonymous
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Registered: ‎14-09-2010

Text message costs abroad

depends on what contract you are on?

Let me know and i will find yu the advice

Thanks
Dave
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Lucy_H
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Registered: ‎21-08-2008

Text message costs abroad

I am on the Online 100 Texter contract.
Thanks.
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darrengf
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Text message costs abroad

If you are on contract and have allocation of text.

To text your boyfriend from the uk to usa will not cost you any difference in cost as you are only texting a uk number( If you have free text then it will be free), even though he is in the usa. (Its free for him to receive them)

For him to text back If he has 100 sms, every text from the uas to the uk is 4 sms from your allocation. (unless hes on a really old tariff but as far as im aware it should come out of the bundle

After that its 25p per sms and 25p per mms.

Hope this answers your question.

** I would also ensure you have your internation roaming switched on as well, For cheaper calls you would need to add ITS just before he goes (International Travel Service) for £2.99 per month) This will bring the cost for him to make a call down to 90p per min and to receive its 45p per min.

Dont forget to switch it back of when hes reurned to the uk or you will still have to pay £2.99 per month.
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Lucy_H
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Text message costs abroad

Thanks that's what I wanted to know!
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darrengf
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Text message costs abroad

Your More than welcome
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danielhallballe
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Registered: ‎15-08-2008

Text message costs abroad

I assume the same applies for Europe?
i.e. I'm going to Spain. I have a 600 minutes, 1000 txts and unlimited web bolt on a simplicity contract.

This is how I understand it.

It will be free for me to receive txts from UK mobile numbers while in Spain.

It will cost me 4 free messages every time I text the UK from Spain.

If I use up all of my 1000 message allowance, it will then cost me 25 pence per message.

I assume the free minutes can not be used while in Spain?

What about the unlimited web bolt on? - or will that also cost me money?

Or is Spain differenct due to O2 being owned by Telefonica.

Thanks for your help
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darrengf
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Text message costs abroad

Your text can be used any where o2 has a roaming agreement in the world so spain will be ok.

No the Unlimited bundels are for uk use only and you free mins are from the uk to uk mobiles and landlines.

As you are going to speak you could ask for a your spain bundle. This costs £5 for the month. This will allow you to receive incoming calls for free from any one in the eu and the cost of making a call to any where in the eu would be 25p per min, instead of the 35p per min.

You can send MMS from your 1000 allocation as well, again it will remove 4 from the 1000.

Hope this helps.

If you need any more please let me know

Have a nice time too :smileyvery-happy:
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danielhallballe
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Registered: ‎15-08-2008

Text message costs abroad

Thanks for your help :smileyvery-happy:
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