LARCLA28, staying is contact with your friends and loved ones who live internationally is always important. We will be more than happy to further go over the details of your concern. Our Mix and Match Unlimited data plans includes unlimited messaging to and from other countries while you are in the United States. Please follow this link https://vz.to/2HaA3t8 and reference number 1 from the “International Messaging” section. Does this information help clarify your concern?