Is texting to an Ipod free internationally?

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Daughter went to Europe yesterday and a few weeks ago got an Ipod for her trip. She set it u so she can text from the Ipod on Wifi. We have tested it and it works, and no charges on our bill for texting back.

If she is texting from over there when she has Wifi, will it be the same, or would it count as international texting. In theory it shouldn't since it is still the same Wifi function on the Iphone, whats the difference if she is at our house, a friends, or across the country.

But want to double check. We called Koodo and they couldn't help at all, saying they woildnt know until the next bill comes up. Which is useless info.

Any help would be appreciated
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It depends on what number you are texting to. My understanding is if she has a Canadian number for texting then it counts as a Canadian text even if the person is not in Canada. A lot of the services that give a free number for texting over wifi have an American number.

My understanding for the iPod is that it works over wifi and that there is no charge. This works, however, over iMessage from an Apple device to an Apple device. I haven't tested this extensively though. I find it a little confusing because it seems that paid messages also go through iMessage. If she installed an app for texting she may have an actual phone number to text to.

So it sounds like texting over wifi should be free but there are some details that could make it cost something. Have a look at the number or email address you are texting to.
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Far as I know its Canadain. The "area code" is the same as people in Edmonton seem to have. Not sure how it is setup, she did it, not me.

When she texts us its an actual phone number that shows up, and according to the Koodo self serve page where you can check your usage, none of the texts we have sent to her when she was in Canada was charged anything
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Okay, so maybe she installed a texting app that has a Canadian phone number. These should count as sending Canadian texts. I understand all of the new plans have unlimited texting. I'm not certain about prepaid but I expect you would be billed the same as when she was in Canada (which should be good for you). Koodo shouldn't even really know where the text will end up after they hand it off so I don't know how they could charge you for international texts that are sent to a Canadian number.
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That's true about how would they know. If we have never been charged so far, how would they know this device is in Europe or just on the couch in our house
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You will never got charge for texting by using wi-fi whether you receive it or sending it. That is if I understand what you are asking.

Same for you daughter.

As long as you are "off" the network (which is what wi-fi) is you won't have to worry.

Even if you are texting her when you are "on" the network, as long as you have an unlimited texting add on or it's included in your plan you are going to be fine texting to your daughter. International text are included with koodo and it doesn't matter what device you are texting to in any country.

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