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International texting from US to Canada
My friend, who lives in the US, created a group chat with me (US) and 2 guys from Canada. My question is will it count as international texting if I'm not the one who created the group chat?
My friend, who lives in the US, created a group chat with me (US) and 2 guys from Canada. My question is will it count as international texting if I'm not the one who created the group chat?
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I just found out using iMessage on the iPhones makes it not apply as international or texting in general.

That is only true if the recipient's also have iPhones/iPads. iMessage only works between Apple devices. The message app on your iphone will send as normal SMS/MMS if the recipient can't receive an iMessage and that would be billed as an international text.

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Kyle8708 wrote:
My friend, who lives in the US, created a group chat with me (US) and 2 guys from Canada. My question is will it count as international texting if I'm not the one who created the group chat?

I don't think it matters who created the group. If you send a text to an international number via group or not, I'm pretty sure it will count as an international text.


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My friend, who lives in the US, created a group chat with me (US) and 2 guys from Canada. My question is will it count as international texting if I'm not the one who created the group chat?

I don't think it matters who created the group. If you send a text to an international number via group or not, I'm pretty sure it will count as an international text.

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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I just found out using iMessage on the iPhones makes it not apply as international or texting in general.
I just found out using iMessage on the iPhones makes it not apply as international or texting in general.

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Kyle8708 wrote:
I just found out using iMessage on the iPhones makes it not apply as international or texting in general.

That is only true if the recipient's also have iPhones/iPads. iMessage only works between Apple devices. The message app on your iphone will send as normal SMS/MMS if the recipient can't receive an iMessage and that would be billed as an international text.


Kyle8708 wrote:
I just found out using iMessage on the iPhones makes it not apply as international or texting in general.

That is only true if the recipient's also have iPhones/iPads. iMessage only works between Apple devices. The message app on your iphone will send as normal SMS/MMS if the recipient can't receive an iMessage and that would be billed as an international text.

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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That's what I meant, sorry. The two Canadians I am speaking of both have iPhones, therefor I won't be charged.

That's what I meant, sorry. The two Canadians I am speaking of both have iPhones, therefor I won't be charged.

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Kyle8708 wrote:

That's what I meant, sorry. The two Canadians I am speaking of both have iPhones, therefor I won't be charged.


Just to be safe, you might want to go into imessage settings and set "send as SMS" to off. If left on, you might accidentally get charged if iMessage is unable to deliver the text. 


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That's what I meant, sorry. The two Canadians I am speaking of both have iPhones, therefor I won't be charged.


Just to be safe, you might want to go into imessage settings and set "send as SMS" to off. If left on, you might accidentally get charged if iMessage is unable to deliver the text. 

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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Thanks a lot actually. I was afraid of that and wasn't sure what to do about it.
Thanks a lot actually. I was afraid of that and wasn't sure what to do about it.

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