11-21-2012 01:13:03 AM
I am in an AT&T family plan where I have everything included (to my knowledge) except foreign calls. Even incoming foreign calls get billed which is very bad an I am not familiar with (this is not the case in Europe where I am from).
My question is now: How do these incoming calls (and also SMS) get billed? Solely based on the caller ID or based on routing information?
There is for example Google Voice: I get my own (virtual) US number and if someone calls it, it is forwarded to my phone. However, google will rewrite the caller ID so my phone displays the original number from Europe rather than googles number. What will be billed? The foreign number (caller ID) or googles local number (which I don't see?)
A similar thing is true for the Android App "MobileVOIP" which allows "Call Back": I enter the number which is transmitted via Internet to MobileVOIP. Short time later I receive a call from MobileVOIP which establishes the call to the destimation then. Also here, MobileVOIP modifies the caller ID and rewrites it to the number I intended to call originally. What is billed now?
This is so unclear to me
Can anyone clarify that?
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11-21-2012 05:52:00 AM
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11-21-2012 06:15:05 AM
11-21-2012 12:07:16 PM
Thanks, are you really sure?
I am pretty sure the guy at att store said that also incoming calls are billed and I think I had something on my bill. Also a friend on mine told me that this would be common in the US.
(remember, I'm in the family plan). I'm in California if this makes a difference...
11-21-2012 06:05:00 PM
International SMS received is billed per message domestic rate, unless you have a messaging plan, then it will use your allotment.
International calls received are billed to your domestic minutes unless you are over your plan limit.
Yes, you can accept collect calls on a cellphone and it's billed $10 fee plus airtime.
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11-21-2012 09:24:02 PM
[quote]Yes, you can accept collect calls on a cellphone and it's billed $10 fee plus airtime.[/quote]
What do you mean by that? What are "collect calls"?
11-21-2012 11:14:03 PM
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