Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 44 of 44
Like Tree5Likes
  1. #26  
    Fausty82's Avatar
    iMore Genius

    Posts
    8,597 Posts
    iOS Version
    iOS 7.1 b5

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Quote Originally Posted by claremasson View Post
    I have the iPad mini, is the iMessage still free if abroad? Or will it charge me ?
    As long as you are on WiFi, yes... otherwise, you will pay exorbitant data roaming rates from your carrier for the privilege.
    Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
    iPhone 5S / iPad Mini Retina / 15" MacBook Pro Retina
  2. #27  
    Fausty82's Avatar
    iMore Genius

    Posts
    8,597 Posts
    iOS Version
    iOS 7.1 b5

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    iMessage allows you to send unlimited text, photos, videos, locations, and contacts using Wi-Fi or cellular data. That statement came from Apple's website and can be viewed .
    Just be warned, if you are using cellular data while roaming internationally, you could be racking up huge data charges...

    I just returned from 2 weeks in Ethiopia... and as long as I was on wifi, I could do just about everything I wanted - surfing the net, texting, emailing, FaceTime, etc... but I turned ON airplane mode and then activated wifi to insure NO data roaming charges.
    Curmudgeon and Former Member/Participant
    iPhone 5S / iPad Mini Retina / 15" MacBook Pro Retina
    Thanked by:
    TurboTiger (05-02-2013)
    JustMe'D likes this.
  3. #28  
    TurboTiger's Avatar
    iMore Guru

    Posts
    1,912 Posts
    Global Posts
    6,393 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1.2

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post

    I just returned from 2 weeks in Ethiopia... and as long as I was on wifi, I could do just about everything I wanted - surfing the net, texting, emailing, FaceTime, etc... but I turned ON airplane mode and then activated wifi to insure NO data roaming charges.
    Great tip Fausty,
    Tks
    Good Luck

    Apple TV
    iPhone 5S
    iPad 2 Wi-Fi
    MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012 Mavericks 10.9.4
    Cigar Lover
  4. #29  
    theKHMERboy's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    371 Posts
    Global Posts
    853 Global Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    This is what's cool about iMessage now I can message ppl internationally with no extra charges like family in the states and Netherlands
  5. #30  
    AdrianGabeChen's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    18 Posts
    Global Posts
    114 Global Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    I have a friend in dubai and I know her number. I want to send her an imessage buy don't know how. What other symbols or numbers do I have to add to her number to send it
  6. #31  
    JustMe'D's Avatar

    Posts
    19,021 Posts
    Global Posts
    19,249 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0.4

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianGabeChen View Post
    I have a friend in dubai and I know her number. I want to send her an imessage buy don't know how. What other symbols or numbers do I have to add to her number to send it
    Does she have an iPhone running iOS 5 or later? Does she have iMessage enabled on her device? If yes, then the number you have for her in your contact list should turn blue when composing an iMessage to her. Simply compose the message and then send it.
  7. #32  
    AdrianGabeChen's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    18 Posts
    Global Posts
    114 Global Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Yes and yes but besides adding country code and + do I need to add anything else like Canada's country code
  8. #33  
    JustMe'D's Avatar

    Posts
    19,021 Posts
    Global Posts
    19,249 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0.4

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianGabeChen View Post
    Yes and yes but besides adding country code and + do I need to add anything else like Canada's country code
    Not that I'm aware of.
  9. #34  
    Victoria Keener's Avatar
    iPhone Nanite

    Posts
    1 Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    If it sends as an SMS because my friend overseas, perhaps, isn't using Wi-fi, will they still get that message even if it is sent by a text message or should I send it again (using the toggle to only have it send as an iMessage)?
  10. #35  
    tack's Avatar
    iMore Beginner

    Posts
    70 Posts
    Global Posts
    1,377 Global Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Keener View Post
    If it sends as an SMS because my friend overseas, perhaps, isn't using Wi-fi, will they still get that message even if it is sent by a text message or should I send it again (using the toggle to only have it send as an iMessage)?
    Wifi or an international data plan will both is iMessage. No data plan or wifi will use text.
  11. #36  
    Admnhnly's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    16 Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    I send iMessage to Japan and do use wifi or have a international text plan. I just turn off send as SMS to avoid charges.
  12. #37  
    jazziepark003's Avatar
    iMore Nanite

    Posts
    1 Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    hi honny
  13. #38  
    hockey1299's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    230 Posts
    Global Posts
    764 Global Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Quote Originally Posted by claremasson View Post
    I have the iPad mini, is the iMessage still free if abroad? Or will it charge me ?
    Free if using WIFI. if you turn on Data roaming then no...
  14. #39  
    mpsully10's Avatar
    iMore Nanite

    Posts
    2 Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    I understand that its free when connected threw WIFI, but is it free for the state side number to txt you back being im out of the country? Basically what I don't want to happen is me txt my friend a 100 times and then him responding and then him have a thousand dollar cell phone bill?? Any thoughts?
  15. #40  
    Fortheus's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    35 Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    As long the bubble is blue, it's free.
  16. #41  
    mpsully10's Avatar
    iMore Nanite

    Posts
    2 Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    what bubble is that?
  17. #42  
    Karenkcoulter's Avatar

    Posts
    5,557 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,562 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    iOS 6.1.3

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    The color of the send button and the bubbles that contain your text.
  18. #43  
    Karenkcoulter's Avatar

    Posts
    5,557 Posts
    Global Posts
    5,562 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    iOS 6.1.3

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpsully10 View Post
    I understand that its free when connected threw WIFI, but is it free for the state side number to txt you back being im out of the country? Basically what I don't want to happen is me txt my friend a 100 times and then him responding and then him have a thousand dollar cell phone bill?? Any thoughts?
    If you are still on wifi, the yes it will be free. If you are not on wifi and have Data Roaming turned off, then I'm not sure whether the message would be not delivered or delivered via SMS. I think you need to make sure your friends have the "Send as SMS" setting turned off. That way there should be no chance they could send you an international SMS.
  19. #44  
    hockey1299's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    230 Posts
    Global Posts
    764 Global Posts

    Default Re: Can you text internationally for free with iMessage?

    Usually incoming SMS is free while roaming... But u don't use iMessage anymore because of that reason. When I had iMessage on and was roaming and had data roaming OFF I didn't receive any texts and bought a plan to save me money for texting but didn't receive any because it was eating for internet connection for iMessage... So I wasted my money


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums mobile app
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions