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    Texting/Ringing from abroad...

    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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    Get phone cards for calling, probs work out cheaper mate.

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    Edbug;5050814

    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

    Yea I agree, phone cards. You sometimes get charged for receiving calls/texts aswell.

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    4lyons09;5050839

    Yea I agree, phone cards. You sometimes get charged for receiving … 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

    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 !

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    murabi;5050869

    what network are you onif you are on o2 then when you text from abroad … what network are you onif 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

    murabi;5050869

    what network are you onif you are on o2 then when you text from abroad … what network are you onif 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

    yes it is, but please phone them up and make sure!!!!!!

    i dont think that this will work will cpw o2!

    but as far as i know and experienced its 4 messages from your allowance!

    Edbug;5050814

    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.

    *katie*;5050881

    I am on o2 and have unlimited messages....what will happen with this … I am on o2 and have unlimited messages....what will happen with this then...nothing? x



    what do you mean katie - what will happen?

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    vincentj;5050930

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

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    murabi;5050945

    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

    *katie*;5050961

    As in, if 4messages will be took on payg, will i get extra charge for … 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

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    hope this helps, the gist is straight forward, if you want help with it let me know!

    Original Poster

    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

    *katie*;5053046

    Ok so i have unlimited texts, and before that bolt on i dont know how … 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

    did you find out katie?
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