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georgiejr

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Sun, Aug 9, 2020 4:33 AM

Receiving SMS outside of the US

I am retired in the Philippines, but there are times that US institutions want to sent me a verification code via SMS to a US mobile number.  I don't have any US mobile number, so I was looking for other options like a prepaid AT&T sim just to receive text messages - whether there is such a plan...with just a simple phone that ATT sells.

 

Any advise would be much appreciated

 

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ATTHelp

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5 months ago

Hello, @georgiejr,

 

Thank you for reaching out. While you might be able to add a SIM card for prepaid AT&T service to assist with receiving a verification code, you would be paying for international calls and texts.

 

For assistance with AT&T prepaid service and accounts while outside the US, please call +1.408.962.1025.

 

Have a great day.

 

James, AT&T Community Specialist

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sandblaster

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5 months ago

Pay no attention to ATTHelp’s reply. Prepaid is not an option. Prepaid does not roam internationally except Canada, Mexico and select European countries. Prepaid does roam in the Philippines.

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georgiejr

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5 months ago

Hi James,

 

If I have to pay for receiving text internationally, what would be the rate for text only since it is only text that I need and no calls at all.  How much would 1 text message coming from the US to the ATT sim in the Philippines....do I have to activate roaming or what....

 

 

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