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Do I need to pay fee if I would like to receive texts while abroad?
KevinCW
Member
Here is my issue, I gonna return to Japan. And I need to receive international text since this Verizon number has linked to many of my 2FAs. And I would like to know whether there is a fee if I only need to receive international texts. Do I need to roam if I only want to receive international messages?
International messages meaning that I want to receive messages from US in Japan.

 

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Re: Do I need to pay fee if I would like to receive texts while abroad?
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello Kevin! That's a great question. The fee depends on your plan. However, the most common is $.05 per received message, and $.25 picture message. However, you can use the Verizon Messages+ app, with Wi-Fi to send/receive messages for free. Please keep in mind that you need to keep the phone in Airplane Mode to avoid any charges. You can find more information about our plans here: https://www.verizon.com/plans/international/international-travel/trip-planner-tool/   ~Aaron

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