Incoming international call price

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Incoming international call price

I am trying to find out how much it would cost for me (in the US) to receive an international call from Germany and how much per minute it is.  I can't seem to find a specific answer on the website.  Thank you!!!
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All incoming calls are treated the same.  It does not matter to at&t where the call comes from.  Calls from Germany will be treated the same as a call from next door.
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mem2mem2 wrote:
I am trying to find out how much it would cost for me (in the US) to receive an international call from Germany and how much per minute it is.  I can't seem to find a specific answer on the website.  Thank you!!!


I received a call from Germany. Did not cost extra. Just came out of my anytime minutes since it was during peak hours. I'm pretty sure if they called at night it would only have counted as part of my NW minutes.
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csp_gp wrote:

I received a call from Germany. Did not cost extra. Just came out of my anytime minutes since it was during peak hours. I'm pretty sure if they called at night it would only have counted as part of my NW minutes.

Yes it would.
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does this go for all internation calls?! such as england or Israel. and also does it show up on your bill? (that someone from England called u)

what about text and picture messages?
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lexus12 wrote:
does this go for all internation calls?! such as england or Israel. and also does it show up on your bill? (that someone from England called u)

what about text and picture messages?

Assuming Caller ID was received, the number will show on your bill for international incoming calls as well.

Don't know about incoming text & picture messages they don't show up on *my* bill at all Smiley Very Happy
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really though, you shouldn't have to pay to recieve calls!
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You don't actually *pay* for incoming calls. They do come out of your minutes bucket. If the calls come in during peak time, they are counted out of your Anytime minutes. If the calls come in during between 9pm and 6am, then the call comes out of your NW minutes.
 
If the call is from another AT&T customer, then it counts as a M2M call, which on most plans, is free.
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csp_gp wrote:
You don't actually *pay* for incoming calls. They do come out of your minutes bucket. If the calls come in during peak time, they are counted out of your Anytime minutes. If the calls come in during between 9pm and 6am, then the call comes out of your NW minutes.
 
If the call is from another AT&T customer, then it counts as a M2M call, which on most plans, is free.

Well, you do *pay* for your anytime minutes Smiley Wink The Europeans are used to all incoming calls being completely free for them, regardless of the time of day and origin of the caller.
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dmapr wrote:

Well, you do *pay* for your anytime minutes Smiley Wink The Europeans are used to all incoming calls being completely free for them, regardless of the time of day and origin of the caller.



Exactly.  But calling those European phone numbers is VERY expensive.  In many of those countries it's cheaper to make an overseas call to the US than it is to call your friend next door on a loacl cell phone.
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DWC1 wrote:

Exactly.  But calling those European phone numbers is VERY expensive.  In many of those countries it's cheaper to make an overseas call to the US than it is to call your friend next door on a loacl cell phone.


Yep. It gets better when calling M2M within the same provider, but landline to mobile and across the networks can be quite an eye-opener... and not in a good way Smiley Happy
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dmapr wrote:


lexus12 wrote:
does this go for all internation calls?! such as england or Israel. and also does it show up on your bill? (that someone from England called u)

what about text and picture messages?

Assuming Caller ID was received, the number will show on your bill for international incoming calls as well.

Don't know about incoming text & picture messages they don't show up on *my* bill at all Smiley Very Happy


receiving international text/mms will show as an international message received and come out of your message plan or charge $0.20 or $0.30 per message on the pay per use features.
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T-mobile (my carrier until september) charges for incoming international calls - I'm not sure if they take it out of my minutes as well.  I was pretty shocked when I found this out - after all, caller id often doesn't work on those calls so you don't know if it's going to cost you when you pick it up.

My solution was to have them call my home (vonage) phone, which then rings my cell and it ends up being free on the vonage bill (because it's unlimited) and a normal incoming call on the cell (same as if the call was initiated from the vonage phone)

It sounds like these arrangements aren't necessary on AT & T so I could get rid of my vonage phone forwarding mularkey.
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rkhwaja wrote:
T-mobile (my carrier until september) charges for incoming international calls - I'm not sure if they take it out of my minutes as well.  I was pretty shocked when I found this out - after all, caller id often doesn't work on those calls so you don't know if it's going to cost you when you pick it up.

My solution was to have them call my home (vonage) phone, which then rings my cell and it ends up being free on the vonage bill (because it's unlimited) and a normal incoming call on the cell (same as if the call was initiated from the vonage phone)

It sounds like these arrangements aren't necessary on AT & T so I could get rid of my vonage phone forwarding mularkey.


Are you sure?  In my experience T-Mobile is just like at&t.  An incoming call is treated the same no matter where it comes from.
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