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Basic phone plan/Domestic(?) texting to Canada no charges?
noside
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Hi, I'm on one of the basic family share plans and have been texting a friend in Ontario. However, after maticulously looking at my statements, I've noticed that I have had no additional charges added. The texts showed up as Domestic texts - which if someone could clarify for me, would be great.

 

As far as I understand, in some networks, domestic means strictly within the United States and in other networks it means just anything besides your own network. So what is it for Verizon?

 

Also - As far as me not having any additional charges added on, should I be worried that they will slam on my next bill? Or do you guys think I am safe? It's almost eerie that I haven't been charged. 

 

I also spoke to this friend for about an hour and as far as I know, have not been charged extra... Thanks for the help

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StormModder
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you're ok.

 

http://b2b.vzw.com/international/Text_Messaging/index.html 

 

While traveling in the U.S.,Canada, Dominican Republic, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico text messages sent to non-U.S. phone numbers of participating carriers will not be applied against any monthly text messaging allowance and are charged the following:
  • $0.25/address sent
  • $0.20/message received
Text messages sent to phone numbers in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico are charged domestic rates per your plan.

 

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nmchileman
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I agree with StormModder; any text messaging you do to Canada will be included in any type of package/plan that you're paying for. It technically is international but since Canada is part of the North American Dialing Pattern, along with Mexico, it won't charge you anything additional. 
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krayzie09
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i have a similar question...

 

A friend of mine was recently traveling in mexico and on a couple days i called her numerous times and texted too, will i see any excessive roaming charges on my bill? when i look at my statement, it shows the texts and calls as domestic, is that a good sign im safe too??

 

Thanks.

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cstrait001
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krayzie09 wrote:

i have a similar question...

 

A friend of mine was recently traveling in mexico and on a couple days i called her numerous times and texted too, will i see any excessive roaming charges on my bill? when i look at my statement, it shows the texts and calls as domestic, is that a good sign im safe too??

 

Thanks.


 

Your friend was in Mexico, but you were back in the States, right? You're fine. You weren't roaming -- your friend was. It's your friend who will get the roaming charges.

 

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