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Text messages abroad

  1. Hi everyone, belated Merry Christmas.
  2. I have a Pulse plan which I am billed for every month.  I am currently in the UK and I am not wanting to turn on data roaming as $12 a day is a rip-off.  I will need access to text for when I don't have access to WiFi.  

How much is it for me to send and receive  a text message?

 

Do I have to activate data roaming?

 

Many thanks 

 

Clare 

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Re: Text messages abroad

Hello @Clare2904,

 

Receiving messages is free but if you send a message then it will trigger the Fido Roam and you will be charged the $12 and can use the phone as you normally would in Canada.

 

If you do not want to pay the $12/day roaming rate you can contact Fido and have them disable that feature and you can do the pay-per-use rate you can get more info on the rates here.

 

You do not have to enable data roaming in order to send/receive SMS or make/receive voice calls.

You will need to enable roaming for sending/receiving MMS.

 

Happy holidays!

 

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Re: Text messages abroad

Hello @Clare2904,

 

Receiving messages is free but if you send a message then it will trigger the Fido Roam and you will be charged the $12 and can use the phone as you normally would in Canada.

 

If you do not want to pay the $12/day roaming rate you can contact Fido and have them disable that feature and you can do the pay-per-use rate you can get more info on the rates here.

 

You do not have to enable data roaming in order to send/receive SMS or make/receive voice calls.

You will need to enable roaming for sending/receiving MMS.

 

Happy holidays!

 

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Hi health new year to all step 1: pay Fido roaming , and have very little GBP left over step 2: just get uk sim done. see below (google uk solutions or this message will be blocked )
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