I tried testing SMS reception in Germany by sending a message via afreesms.com. I had 3 or more bars of service and waited at least an hour but did not receive the message. SMS reception was working when I left Canada. Is there something I need to do to enable SMS reception while travelling?
You do need to have the free international voice roaming add on provisioned on your account in order to send or receive text messages outside of Canada and the USA. You can check via self serve, as well as add it if it's not there.