International Messaging FAQs
What is International Messaging?
International Messaging allows you to send and receive Text and Multimedia messages from your wireless phone to select non Verizon Wireless customers in select international destinations while within the Verizon Wireless Nationwide Coverage Area. For more information, including rate and coverage information, visit our International Messaging page.Back to top
How do I send International Text and Multimedia Messages?
To send International Text and Multimedia messages to non Verizon Wireless subscribers in destinations outside of the US that use 10-digit dialing, simply enter the 10-digit phone number of the message recipient as you would when sending a domestic text or multimedia message. To send a text or multimedia message to a destination outside of the US that does not use 10-digit dialing, you must start with 011. Next, you must use the country code, and then the number you wish to reach. For additional information on dialing patterns for specific countries, visit our International Messaging page.Back to top
What are the rates for International Text and Multimedia Messages?Back to top
Is there a Text Messaging increase for International Text Messages?
The price for sending International Text Messages will remain the same at $0.25 per message. The price for receiving International Text Messages will increase to $0.20 per message.Back to top
Is there a Multimedia Messaging increase for International Multimedia Messages?
Yes in non-domestic rated international destinations. The price for sending International Multimedia Messages is $0.50 per recipient per message. The price for receiving International Multimedia Messages is $0.25 per recipient per message. The International Multimedia messages are charged as a premium outside of any messaging bundles. Note that sending to non Verizon Wireless subscribers in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico are considered In Bundle and are rated at the standard messaging rates.
Note that sending to non Verizon Wireless subscribers in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and U S Virgin Islands are considered In Bundle and are rated at the standard messaging rates.Back to top