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My wife is going to Korea via 'Nam in Sept.

Jul 25, 2019 12:37PM PDT

My smartphone messaging won't go overseas. (Verified when my brother went to Germany.)
How do I text for free with no wifi at home?
I don't need video or phone audio, just text.
I have virtually unlimited data.

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Too little detail.
Jul 25, 2019 2:20PM PDT

We have coworkers that go to South Korea and Whatsapp and SMS is fine. You'll have to tell more to figure this out.

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Germany and Korea are different countries.
Jul 26, 2019 7:55AM PDT

Maybe that's it.
My brother went to Germany, warning me that we wouldn't have SMS. He was right. Didn't even save my messages to him. No problem; he's just my brother. Happy

I just realized I should start with my mobile provider. (Cricket, using AT&T system.) I'll appreciate any information in the meantime.

I told my brother, a retired AT&T/Longlines engineer*, that the electrons don't know or care where they're going. He pointed out that the electron providers do. BTW when I pressed Send no one asked me for extra money.

* People call Dilbert a comic strip. He says it's a documentary.

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(NT) I didn't find a relevant forum on CNET.
Jul 26, 2019 7:56AM PDT
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Here's my favorite documentary.
Jul 26, 2019 8:09AM PDT

Idiocracy (2006)

As to the SMS, that's partly why we use more than one communication app. SMS fails? Try via Whatsapp.

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I'm a Mike Judge fan- in King of the Hill.
Jul 26, 2019 10:37AM PDT

Beavis? No. He's a butthead. Happy

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