1. dylanchapman's Avatar
    Hello,
    I live in the United States. Later this week I am going to Ireland, Wales, and London. AT&T has ridiculous out-of-country fees ($0.50+ per text message, $0.99 a minute for calls). Data is outrageously expensive, and I really have no use for it there anyway, but I would like to make a few texts/phone calls when I'm there, since I'll be there for over a week.

    Are there any apps/services I can use to get free texting from those countries -to the United States- for free, or even an app I can buy for a few dollars?
    03-14-2012 03:39 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    My wife and I go to France. When we get over there, the first thing we always do is stop and get a local SIM card (normally through Orange). You should do the same thing. Put like $20 on it.

    If you have an AT&T phone, just call them and tell them you are going overseas and you need the unlock code for your phone.
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    03-14-2012 03:51 PM
  3. dylanchapman's Avatar
    My wife and I go to France. When we get over there, the first thing we always do is stop and get a local SIM card (normally through Orange). You should do the same thing. Put like $20 on it.

    If you have an AT&T phone, just call them and tell them you are going overseas and you need the unlock code for your phone.
    Thanks! Do you know roughly how much $20 would get you? They're trying to charge $25 (+$5 to add it to the plan) for 50 texts, counting sent and received. Then $0.90 for every text on top of that. Since it's the phone same number, I just didn't want to be charged so much if someone happens to message me while I'm there.
    03-14-2012 04:50 PM
  4. palandri's Avatar
    Thanks! Do you know roughly how much $20 would get you? They're trying to charge $25 (+$5 to add it to the plan) for 50 texts, counting sent and received. Then $0.90 for every text on top of that. Since it's the phone same number, I just didn't want to be charged so much if someone happens to message me while I'm there.
    You need to search for a few British carriers online to see their rates, or maybe someone from the UK will chime in here.
    03-14-2012 05:43 PM
  5. canesfan625's Avatar
    Thanks! Do you know roughly how much $20 would get you? They're trying to charge $25 (+$5 to add it to the plan) for 50 texts, counting sent and received. Then $0.90 for every text on top of that. Since it's the phone same number, I just didn't want to be charged so much if someone happens to message me while I'm there.
    20 bucks for 50 texts? LOL What a giant freaking scam text messaging plans are
    Last edited by Canesfan625; 03-14-2012 at 07:28 PM.
    03-14-2012 05:53 PM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    Remembering what WeeBear paid in the UK. I am thinking a 3UK Pay As You Go SIM card may be your best bet, price wise.
    03-14-2012 11:56 PM

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