Texts can be sent anywhere around the world. Unless theyre outside of cell range, the distance between you two shouldnt matter. If you dont have an unlimited phone plan, sending texts outside of your network may cost you a roaming charge.
Is long distance texting a thing?
No special charges assuming you are wuthin your normal bucket of texts. If you have unlimited you are fine. long distance is a different service than text messaging. text messaging follows a different rules.
Does distance affect text messages?
TL;DR Yes it does why, because the signal has further to travel, which takes longer, and each time stop the signal makes, takes time to be processed.
Is texting free internationally?
Sending international text messages (SMS) while you are abroad can be very expensive. Many international text messaging apps and websites are free, meaning you wont have to use your roaming. Turn off your mobile provider data or put your phone on Airplane Mode when you leave your country.
Will I get charged for texting someone in the same country?
Texting from your smartphone in another country means you will pay to send and receive texts messages if you send a traditional SMS. Luckily, there are free ways to send texts using WiFi. When you have a WiFi connection you will not be using your data plan and all data will be sent and received over WiFi.
Can I text long distance for free?
No—you can receive long-distance texts for free. The catch is that if you message back and you dont have an unlimited texting plan, you will get charged. Keep in mind that if youre traveling abroad and receiving these messages, you may get roaming charges unless youve got international coverage on your plan.
How much do you get charged for international texting?
Standard text messaging charge of $0.20/message applies to messages sent and received in the Nationwide Rate and Coverage Area, except for International Text Messages, which cost $0.25/message sent and $0.20/message received, and which do not use messaging bundle allowances, unless you are on a MORE Everything plan
Will it cost money to text long distance?
Does texting count as long distance? Only if youre sending texts to another country. For most phone plans, you can send a text anywhere in your home country free of charge. In most phone plans, if you have an unlimited data plan, you can send texts anywhere in the world without getting charged extra.
Do you get charged international texting with iMessage?
You can send an iMessage to anyone anywhere in the world for free. There is no charge from Apple to use iMessage. You may pay data charges depending on your carrier. You might also want to make sure that Send as SMS is turned off for now, so that if the iMessage fails, you are not charged for an international SMS.