Text to mexico?

My mom recently told me one of her friends, that also has verizon, can text to mexico for free, sent and recieved. she doesnt have any sort of mexico texting plan for her phone. wondering if this is true?

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Re: Text to mexico?
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With international messaging, you can use your handset to send and receive text or picture & video messages with family and friends overseas. International messages can only be sent to wireless subscribers of one of the international carriers listed.

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Receiving International Messages
Callers from outside the U.S. can send you text or picture & video messages by dialing the Plus Sign + 1 + Verizon Wireless Mobile Number.

Plus Sign + 1 + Verizon Wireless Mobile Number

Sending International Messages
You can text or picture & video message people who live outside the U.S. by selecting the country they are in and then addressing the message using the format displayed.

Sample Format:
Intl Dial Code + Country Code + International Mobile Number
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Full list of countries
Country/Geographic AreaAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAnguillaArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaAustriaBahrainBangladeshBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaireBosnia-HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBruneiBurkina FasoCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape Verde IslandsChadChileChinaColombiaCongoCosta RicaCuracaoCyprusCzech RepublicDemocratic Republic of CongoDenmarkDjiboutiDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaFijiFranceGabonGambiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanKazakhstanKenyaKoreaKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLesothoLiberiaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMauritaniaMayotte IslandMexicoMoldovaMongoliaMoroccoMozambiqueNamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestinian AuthorityPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunion IslandRomaniaRussiaRwandaSaipanSamoaSatelliteSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTanzaniaThailandTogoTongaTrinidad & TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks & CaicosUAEUKUgandaUkraineUruguayUzbekistanVenezuelaVietnamYemenZambiaZimbabwe
Text MessagesPicture & Video Messages
Text MessagesPicture & Video Messages
Country Wireless Carrier Int’l Dial
Code Country
Code Mobile
Number Send
Msg. Cost Receive
Msg. Cost
MexicoIusacell01152 + 1*10-digits$0.20$0.20
MexicoNextel (Mexico)01152 + 1*10-digits$0.20$0.20
MexicoTelcel01152 + 1*10-digits$0.20$0.20
MexicoTelefonica Mexico01152 + 1*10-digits$0.20$0.20
MexicoUnefon01152 + 1*10-digits$0.20$0.20
* NOTE: Effective November 4, 2006, when making calls or sending text or picture & video messages to Mexican mobile telephone numbers, you must add a "1" after the country code "52" (e.g. 011 + 52 + "1" + area code + telephone number).



This website is https://text1.vzw.com/text/jsp/txtintl_overview.jsp

Re: Text to mexico?

I was near Cancun area (Riviera Maya) a few years ago and my cell worked fine. Not even roaming charges for calls to the states.

Re: Text to mexico?
Master - Level 3

What a shame, looks like BrotherGrim is back and more confusing than ever.



dennisjara91 wrote:

My mom recently told me one of her friends, that also has verizon, can text to mexico for free, sent and recieved. she doesnt have any sort of mexico texting plan for her phone. wondering if this is true?


Per the International Text Messaging page on VZW.com, texting to/from Mexico numbers is charged at domestic rates.


So if you have a text package with a certain allowance, it will deduct from that allowance. Or if you have unlimited messaging then it is completely free and included in your existing plan. If you have NO text package then you pay .20 per message sent/received.



It's only while texting FROM Mexico that you'll be charged. So if you were roaming in Mexico you'd be charged .50 to send and .05 to receive a text message.


Hope that helps!

Re: Text to mexico?

What type of plan do I need to get to text from Mexico.  I do more of my texting to Mexico from the US.  How much would each cost me?