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International rates question
ShlomoG
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Heading out of the country and was briefed on the text message rates (.50 to send, .05 to receive, free imessaging).  Will I be charged at these rates even if I am hooked into the hotel's WiFi?

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Re: International rates question
Weth
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Regular texts do not go through wifi, so yes, you will be charged those rates even though you are connected to wifi.

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RushFan2112
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As long as you use imessaging while connected to WiFi you won't get charged a thing.  To be 100% sure, remove your SIM card before getting off the plane.

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ShlomoG
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Right, that is for imessaging.  But what about for regular texts?  Thank you.

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Re: International rates question
Weth
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Regular texts do not go through wifi, so yes, you will be charged those rates even though you are connected to wifi.

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rcschnoor
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I would think you would not be charged international rates if sent via wifi. I agree with RushFan2112, though, to take out your SIM card to ensure you are not using cellular to send/receive.

Additionally, I disagree about SMS/MMS not being able to be sent/received via wifi. I have a wifi only tablet and an unused(i.e. no SIM card) LG G3 which I have Verizon Messages installed on. BOTH of these devices can send/receive SMS messages even though neither one has cellular capability. I can't remember if the LG G3 has received any MMS messages, though. You may want to install/activate Verizon Messages on your device before leaving on your trip.

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