Is iMessage international really free?

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Is iMessage international really free?

I have a friend who traveled to Asia but he lives in the states. If we text over iMessage will I at all get charged?
I have turned off the automatic send as an SMS if iMessage fails. Is there anything else I need to do?
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Re: Is iMessage international really free?

Nope, should be good. iMessade uses data only for as long as you're online you'll be fine.

 

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Re: Is iMessage international really free?

Thanks!
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Mentor

Re: Is iMessage international really free?

Just to be safe I'd use Text Free or some other text client, or even an IM client (AIM, Yahoo, MSN, ICQ)
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Re: Is iMessage international really free?

Will data associated with iMessage international be international rate charges or from regular monthly data plan ?
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ACE - Expert

Re: Is iMessage international really free?

Only on your friends phone.  If you use wifi and have SMS off, you are safe.  The only way to b charged for intentional data, is to be in another country.

 

 

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ACE - Master

Re: Is iMessage international really free?

Even as SMS, if their number is a US number, you aren't going to be billed regardless of where they are.

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