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Cost of Text Messages in the USA

I have a phone on the "online simplicity 10 12 month" package.  which includes unlimited texts.  I've just noticed that in January I was charged 40p per text while in the USA.  Is this right?  How can I reduce this cost on a future trip?

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Re: Cost of Text Messages in the USA

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The charge is correct.

 

The only way to avoid this if your phone supports TUgo is to send the sms when using wifi http://www.o2.co.uk/apps/tu-go

 

look here for the costs http://international.o2.co.uk/internationaltariffs/travelling_abroad

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Re: Cost of Text Messages in the USA

Or alternatively.

Unlock your phone to all networks which is free to pay monthly customers and use a local SIM card.

https://www.o2.co.uk/apps/help/help?qid=1&q1=2&route=unlocking&case=Handset%20Unlocking%20Form
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Re: Cost of Text Messages in the USA

In the usa it is a tough decision as most networks charge to recieve sms as well as send, and international can be high as you will only get the equivelent of a payg tariff so cheaper for calls and sms within the states but may not be the case for calling / texting the uk especialy if the phone can use tugo on a pay monthly simplicity tariff

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Anonymous
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Re: Cost of Text Messages in the USA

Charging to receive a text how backwards is that
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Re: Cost of Text Messages in the USA

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Some USA Networks don't do this if you pay more for the plan I believe.

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100415043320AAXWVkp
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Re: Cost of Text Messages in the USA

That's terrible someone who doesn't like you could keep texting and racking up charges how stupid