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    SMS/texts outside USA (specifically: Canada)

    Just signed up with Verizon Prepaid $40 plan (3GB + 3GB bonus). If I travel outside USA it seems I can use WiFi Calling for calls to/from USA numbers using my plan's unlimited USA talk. But what about SMS/texting? Can I at least receive texts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gameon123 View Post
    Just signed up with Verizon Prepaid $40 plan (3GB + 3GB bonus). If I travel outside USA it seems I can use WiFi Calling for calls to/from USA numbers using my plan's unlimited USA talk. But what about SMS/texting? Can I at least receive texts?
    I know that AT&T Wi-Fi calling allowed the sending and receiving of SMS in addition to receiving/making calls to the US. I would assume that Verizon Wi-Fi works the same way.


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    Thanks @PLin the Verizon FAQ’s made no mention of SMS. After your reply a google search led me to Verizon forums indicating that voice and texts (mms too) work off of wifi calling feature. If anyone here can confirm it’d be appreciated. Tia


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    Yes, texts also do so over WiFi.

    You can try it before you travel to have an idea on how reliable texting will be.
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    Put phone in airplane mode and test.
    iPhone X is my current primary phone. I have older model iPhones and Moto phones available on other lines. Currently prepaid, though would consider postpaid on right plan.

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    Thanks @Haas_Dave and @kevink1 We tested out the iP8 on Airplane mode and calls/sms work perfectly in/out.

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