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Texting/Ringing from abroad...

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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Hi hukd, Im going away this thursday to Portugal, really want to keep in touch with my family and friends, just wondering as im on contract what are the extra charges for doing this?
Is there any add ons I can get to stop going over my contract?
Many Thanks
Katie xxx
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Get phone cards for calling, probs work out cheaper mate.
#2
Edbug
Get phone cards for calling, probs work out cheaper mate.


Where are they from please, and is this cheaper than using my contract phone hun? xx
#3
Yea I agree, phone cards. You sometimes get charged for receiving calls/texts aswell.
#4
4lyons09
Yea I agree, phone cards. You sometimes get charged for receiving calls/texts aswell.


Even from Portugal?

Erm do you have any idea, how many minutes/texts i can get on one of these? xx

& what are they? Sims? Or if not how do i place it on a contract phone...x
#5
what network are you on
if you are on o2 then when you text from abroad they will not charge you but deduct 4 messages from your allowance !
#6
murabi
what network are you on
if you are on o2 then when you text from abroad they will not charge you but deduct 4 messages from your allowance !


I am on o2 and have unlimited messages....what will happen with this then...nothing? x
#7
murabi
what network are you on
if you are on o2 then when you text from abroad they will not charge you but deduct 4 messages from your allowance !


Hi, would this be for USA too? the deducting 4 messages? thanks
#8
yes it is, but please phone them up and make sure!!!!!!
#9
i dont think that this will work will cpw o2!

but as far as i know and experienced its 4 messages from your allowance!
#10
Edbug
Get phone cards for calling, probs work out cheaper mate.


Ithink edbug means to get phone cards once you're in portugal to use in local payphones.

Check on your contract providers website it will have all the info you need about calling from abroad, some providers need you to register that you will be using your phone outside of the UK.
#11
*katie*;5050881
I am on o2 and have unlimited messages....what will happen with this then...nothing? x


what do you mean katie - what will happen?
#12
vincentj
Ithink edbug means to get phone cards once you're in portugal to use in local payphones.

Check on your contract providers website it will have all the info you need about calling from abroad, some providers need you to register that you will be using your phone outside of the UK.


ohhh i see.....eeek just been on o2 website....bit confusing...
#13
murabi
what do you mean katie - what will happen?


As in, if 4messages will be took on payg, will i get extra charge for these or nothing as im on unlimited xx
#14
*katie*;5050961
As in, if 4messages will be took on payg, will i get extra charge for these or nothing as im on unlimited xx


on paygo you will be charged the standard rate, i think that the rate is 40p per text - but it might be cheaper in Europe though!



i think that you will have to be on contract, and any allowance will work, ie if you have 200 text or unlimited! but just check with customer services, and take my words as hear say!

but it is cheaper to send mms though, as you get more character in the message! 160 characters in a SMS moe in a mms
#15
http://forum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=4212&sid=703aa30dd774e9d301dd3b26429c916d


hope this helps, the gist is straight forward, if you want help with it let me know!
#16
Ok so i have unlimited texts, and before that bolt on i dont know how many i had originally....and apparantly 4texts come out of my original bundle, sooo how do i know what will happen because i dont know how many i have of my original left!! Kx
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*katie*;5053046
Ok so i have unlimited texts, and before that bolt on i dont know how many i had originally....and apparantly 4texts come out of my original bundle, sooo how do i know what will happen because i dont know how many i have of my original left!! Kx


phone up CS
did you buy your phone online or in a shop
if you bought in a shop you will have 500

if you bought online you will have 1000

the remaining for both will be the bolt on!
just check online to see how many you have used thus far, or just send a blank text to 21202
#18
did you find out katie?

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