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Tue, Aug 28, 2018 7:47 AM

ATT Prepaid SIM card and receiving SMS in Ukraine

Hello,

 

I have a SIM card with Prepaid plan. Everything works ok in USA.

But now I'm in Ukraine and cant receive SMS on my number.

I will return to USA but now I need receive only ONE sms with code for my application.

I relly need this SMS.

Is there any way to turn on roaming feature to receive only 1 SMS?

I can change my plan to another but I dont know which will work for my task.

Please help.

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lizdance40

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71.5K Messages

2 years ago

Att prepaid only works in North America.  Only postpaid plans can roam internationally,   You cannot change plans to one that will work outside the USA, until you are back in the USA.  

 

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3 Messages

2 years ago

so no way..

seems I need send my SIM card with someone to USA and ask him to receive my SMS..

weird..

lizdance40

ACE - Sage

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71.5K Messages

2 years ago

It’s not weird.  It’s a limit of ATT prepaid.  Most prepaid plans limit service in some way.  Many cannot roam abroad.

 

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3 Messages

2 years ago

even my ukrainian prepaid service works ok in USA and Europe.

but ATT, so big company such weird limits.

this is really weird.

anyway - thank you for your answer.

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1 Message

9 months ago

You can use wifi-calling. If you have iPhone — just turn on "Wifi Calling" in Cellular settings. And you will receive SMS and Calls via WiFi. 

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