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How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?

I am a 'sim only' customer and have unlimited texts and 300 minutes and vodafone passport. I am wondering how much it will cost me to text my friend abroad, or whether my plan covers texts that are sent abroad. The number I will be texting is a UK number. Also, will it cost them to recieve the texts/calls that I send?
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How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?


I am a 'sim only' customer and have unlimited texts and 300 minutes and vodafone passport. I am wondering how much it will cost me to text my friend abroad, or whether my plan covers texts that are sent abroad. The number I will be texting is a UK number. Also, will it cost them to recieve the texts/calls that I send?
Thanks, Joe.


You are able to call or text a UK mobile number anywhere internationally and the cost will come out of your inclusive allowance.

It is free to receive a text but the person receiving a call will have to pay a roaming fee (75p on Passport).
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How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?

Awesome :), thanks ann.
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Awesome :), thanks ann.


I told Ann to say that :lol:
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How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?

Hi westie1990,

I see AnnS has stepped in with the information you needed - Thaks AnnS!

The only time this won't be the case is if you're abroad as well - if that;'s the case then you're roaming, and the relevant roaming charges will apply.

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How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?

So can I just confirm, I am on a contract with unlimited texts, so if I was to text someone abroad, in this case spain, will it cost me anything?

Thanks
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Hi westie1990,

I see AnnS has stepped in with the information you needed - Thaks AnnS!

The only time this won't be the case is if you're abroad as well - if that;'s the case then you're roaming, and the relevant roaming charges will apply.

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So can I just confirm, I am on a contract with unlimited texts, so if I was to text someone abroad, in this case spain, will it cost me anything?

Thanks
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Hello Wilsy

That's correct, if you have unlimited texts any messages sent to their number will be as though you are texting them in the UK, this applies to their UK number (the recipient), in other words as long as their number is a UK number the network will look at it as a local sms. You would need to be texting from the UK.

I hope that helps to clear things up.

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Dylansnana
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Re: How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?

Received todayfrom Vodafone  in response to an email I sent regarding texting someone in Afghanistan......

 

"Texts

Standard texts to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are taken from your monthly allowance. Texts to all other countries cost 24p a message.

Your patience and cooperation is highly appreciated in this matter."

 

So.....Which is right? This stream or Vodafone Customer Services?????????????????

 

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Re: How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?

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Hi Dylansnana,

 

Thanks for your post.

 

If you are in theUKand sending a text to anotherUKmobile number who is abroad then you won’t be charged anything as it will come out of your allowance.

 

If you are in theUKand texting an international number (nonUK) this will be charged at 24p per message.

 

If you are abroad and texting any number you will be charged 24p per message.

 

The only difference is if you have opted into EuroTraveller where you pay £3 per day to use your allowance abroad.

 

I hope that this clears everything up for you.

 

James

 

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Re: How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?

My friend is going abroad and they are taking their uk phone they are going to Greece and I am with Vodafone will it cost me to text them ??
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jeffkinn
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There is no extra cost to you. As long as you are sending a text to a UK number the physical location of that phone makes no difference to you.

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So it won't cost me any extra even though I'm texting abroad ? To a uk phone ? I get unlimited texts with my contract so will it just come out like a normal text and cost no extra ??
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Re: How much does it cost to text someone who's abroad?

Hi kirstyc24

 

That's right. You're texting a UK phone number so regardless of whether that phone is in the UK or abroad, you would not be charged any extra and you'll be billed for texts as normal.

 

Thanks

 

Simon 

 

 

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Hi,
I'm confused, I no it doesn't take much!!'
I'm texting to a phone in Spain from the uk, both phones are not Vodafone. Will this come out of my contract or will I be charged more??? I was told by customer services that both phones have to be Vodafone for your contract to count, otherwise it will cost 24p a text.
Please help
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jeffkinn
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Once again, and not for the first time, customer services are talking rubbish. If both phones are UK mobile phones the texts will not cost you anything. It is the nationality of the phone that matters, not where they are physically located.

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jeffkinn wrote:
Once again, and not for the first time, customer services are talking rubbish. If both phones are UK mobile phones the texts will not cost you anything. It is the nationality of the phone that matters, not where they are physically located.

Jeffkinn, yes if the phones are both UK phones but the poster says both phones are not VF but desn't say if one is UK and the other Spanish. Therefore if one phone is a British netowrk and the other on a Spanish network?  If so, then it will cost to send a text to a foreign phone.  If I text my friend in Sweden from my VF UK phone to his Telenor Sweden phone then it costs me as it is not included in my inclusive texts.  I think you need to be clearer.

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Sorry both phones are uk phones, thx for quick replies.
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I'm texting to a phone in Spain from the uk, both phones are not Vodafone. 


I have taken what was said here and assumed that the phone in Spain comes from the UK. If however the phone in Spain is not from the UK then it will cost money to text it. Having looked at it again the original question is ambiguous so perhaps clarity on the nationality of both phones would be useful. Also if neither of them are Vodafone I'm not sure why the question  is being asked here.

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OK - so I was right. 

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