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Texting to Canada

mo5net
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My family has the family plan with unlimited text messaging. My mom went on vacation in Vancouver and we've been texting. Is this free because she has a US number and it is Verizon to Verizon or is it International fees because she is in a different country?

 

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arichard21
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texting to a us or canadian number while you or they are in canada is included in your plan if you have unlimited texting.

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firstlady09
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If you are texting to Canada the text messages will be free. Each message that is received while in Canada will be 5 cents per message. Each text message that is sent while in Canada will be .50 cents per message. Hope this helps!

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budone
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firstlady09 wrote:

If you are texting to Canada the text messages will be free. Each message that is received while in Canada will be 5 cents per message. Each text message that is sent while in Canada will be .50 cents per message. Hope this helps!


Are you positive about that? I found this info,

 

 

While traveling in the U.S.,Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico text messages sent to non-U.S. phone numbers of participating carriers will not be applied against any monthly text messaging allowance and are charged the following:

  • $0.25/address sent
  • $0.20/message received

Text messages sent to phone numbers in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico are charged domestic rates per your plan.

 

Worst case without a texting plan, the cost is 25c.

 

FYI when I was in the US Virgin Islands, I was not charged anything extra for texting, data or phone. I would think with the current PRL Verizon would be roaming off of Sprint. 

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acraftylady
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We have unlimited texting and go to Canada all the time, niagara falls to be specific.  The few times I had to send a text from there or get one back I never saw anything extra on the bill.  Come to think of it last month I started getting tweets from twitter on my phone and didn't think to disable that when we went to Canada and got quite a few and  I didn't see anything extra on the bill then either.  Mary

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arichard21
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firstlady09 wrote:

If you are texting to Canada the text messages will be free. Each message that is received while in Canada will be 5 cents per message. Each text message that is sent while in Canada will be .50 cents per message. Hope this helps!


i travel to canada at least once a month and have NEVER been charged for texting while there, and im not on any type of canada plan. 

 

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bcrawf
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It appears that there is agreement here that text messages sent between two Verizon Wireless customers who have US numbers (and let's say an unlimited texting plan) will not cost anything if one of them travels to Canada and they text back and forth. (And, if both of them travel to Canada and text to each other while there, it seems there is no charge.) What is not clear, however, is what fees (if any) apply when such a U.S. customer texts to a Canadian person who has a Canadian cellphone number (as a resident Canadian cellphone user would have). (And does it matter whether both of these persons happen to be in Canada when texting?) Too bad Verizon cannot clearly put such information online.

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txbyaccident
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This is an old thread, but this is exactly the question I need answered, too. I have a Canadian friend who texted me this week, and I replied. I will know on my next bill (or so) whether I was charged for that. Or, I could take a little initiative and see if the charge is on the running log of my texts here on My Verizon Wireless.

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