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international imessage

by patrickg55 / November 8, 2012 12:22 AM PST

Can I imessage someone when I am in another country if I don't have international calling package?

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Most of the time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 12:29 AM PST
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By the way,
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 1:37 AM PST
In reply to: Most of the time.

It was not funny to read about a country where receiving an international text dinged the receiver's account for 60 cents.

So why you may solve the send for free, imagine the poorer souls you picked their pockets by doing this.

OK, why not an email?

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Yes, you can....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / November 8, 2012 1:30 AM PST
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......If it is supported in the country you are traveling to, but you are not required to have a special feature on your account, unlike making voice calls. Keep in mind that unless you have a special International messaging feature, you will be charged a higher fee to send messages while roaming internationally.

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Make sure you separate SMS from iMessage in this context
by Pepe7 / November 8, 2012 10:09 AM PST
In reply to: Yes, you can....

Someone wouldn't be charged anything additional for sending an iMessage, only SMS. As long as they are only connected via wifi, and have turned off cellular data, they could use it nearly everywhere, with the exceptions of ISPs of certain countries that 'fair use' applies, allowing them to block some or all of Apple's services.

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