Sending international text messages (SMS) while you are abroad can be very expensive. If you are not careful, it can lead to an astronomical increase in your bills. But rest assured, you can keep in touch with your family and friends in other countries without emptying your bank account.
Many international text messaging apps and websites are free, meaning you won’t have to use your roaming. Turn off your mobile provider data or put your phone on Airplane Mode when you leave your country. Use Wi-Fi instead, and download one or two apps that provide international texting services.
What’s the best Android texting app? The latest offerings include some that have been around for a while which just keep getting better, along with some newcomers that are taking a chunk of the market share . All of these apps are free to download to your Android device, and offer a variety of texting, calling, and other options to make your texting activity cheaper and hassle free.
If you own an iPhone 5, you probably use it to stay in touch with all of your international contacts. International texting on iPhone 5 is easy and inexpensive, and so is international calling on iPhone 5 if you know which apps to use.
Recent advances in mobile technology have enabled us to send and receive digital images, streaming video, voice messages, and web pages at a speed and volume that was unimaginable only a decade ago. Despite this, statistics show that the written word - specifically, text-based messages sent between mobile phone users - prevails over flashier media forms as the world’s preferred mode of communication.
If you have AT&T as a carrier for your phone and texting service, you may be tempted to buy a package deal for sending international texts. These packages include texting other countries from the US, texting the US from other countries, monthly subscription plans, and pay as you go options.