Many US mobile-phone service providers charge high rates for sending text messages to international mobile phones. Just as mobile phones have changed the way we communicate, the Internet has changed the way we communicate with our mobile-phones. You can send an international text message to Europe for free.
Find out the complete telephone number for the international mobile phone. Understand that telephone numbers outside of the US are not listed in the same format as U.S. numbers. You need to find the international country code, as well as the city and region code (similar to a U.S. area code). As an example, the country code for France is 33. See the resources for a complete list of country codes.
Choose a provider to send your online international text message. Several services on the web offer free international text messaging, including txt2day.com and onlinetextmessaging.com.
Follow the specific site directions, enter the recipient's complete international telephone number and compose your message. Many sites require you to enter your email address, so enter it if required. It will also be the only way for the recipient to identify you as the sender.
Tips & Warnings
- Some sites ask you to select the recipient's cell phone provider. This is recommended to ensure the text message is sent to the correct party.
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