2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2009 7:48 PM by nmchileman RSS

    text messaging from canada to us

    dezzylou2010

      we live in the us, have unlimited text messaging and free roaming. we are going to canada for the weekend and are wondering if it will cost us to send text messages back to the us or if since we have free roaming it will be free.

        • 1. Re: text messaging from canada to us
          StreetDocRN

          Hi,

           

          Yea, it will cost you to send text messages from Canada.  I believe it is about .50 cents/message to send and .05 cents to recieve a text. 

           

          Doc 

          • 2. Re: text messaging from canada to us
            nmchileman

            For once, I have to disagree with you Doc.

             

            Here is VZW's International Text Messaging page.

            The key text we want to pay attention to here is:

            While traveling outside the U.S., Canada, Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico the text messaging rates are:

            • $0.50/address sent
            • $0.05/message received

             

            That is to say any text messaging done INSIDE Canada would be charged normal domestic rates. It's only calls that are charged at .69 per minute.

             

            A CS Rep can confirm this for you, but make sure they take the time to research it if they're not sure or tell you off the bat that's it is an additional charge. Often times people are quick to assume there is an additional charge simply because it's another country.

             

            This specific question is one that has come up many times in the forums, if you do a tag search for Canada or International Text you'll find many examples where I've posted this information.