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Johnny Rockets

International Calling / Texting

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So my son is flying to Finland for a couple weeks and like any 20 year old who has a girfriend, he sends a couple hundred texts a day. He is on my Sprint account (yes I know they suck) and I don't want him to run up and $10,000 monthly bill on me while he is there.

 

He doesn't really make phone calls but I know he may go into a seizure and die if he can't text at least a few times a day. Anyone know the best way to set this up? Someone mentioned an international texting card but I don't know much about them. 

 

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You can prepay for data with AT&T. I didn't do that when I was in Canada last month. My cell bill went from $180 to $298 and that was after only about 8 texts from the wife. poo is a joke.

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They can chat through Facebook or text through Skype

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Tell him he can't use his phone but can use Skype if he wants through his computer, that's what I did when I traveled only spent $50 on 8 months worth of use, that's probably about 1-2 hours a week on the phone.

If tell him to do that or buy a prepaid when he gets over there with his own money

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When my wife and I were dating we always used Skype when one of us was in other country.

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Also all McDonald's have wifi, best piece of travel advice I ever got

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They can chat through Facebook or text through Skype

True and that is what I did when my daughter went last year when she could but he will be visiting a lot of family over there and many of them do not have wifi and live 50 miles or more from the nearest town. I realize that most likely means no cell phone service either but I know he is going to try to text any chance he gets because that is much more conveinent than skype or facebook. Plus it is hard to set up a time to skype when there is a 7 hour time difference and you aren't sure when you will both people will be  near a spot or computer to skype.  

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True and that is what I did when my daughter went last year when she could but he will be visiting a lot of family over there and many of them do not have wifi and live 50 miles or more from the nearest town. I realize that most likely means no cell phone service either but I know he is going to try to text any chance he gets because that is much more conveinent than skype or facebook. Plus it is hard to set up a time to skype when there is a 7 hour time difference and you aren't sure when you will both people will be near a spot or computer to skype.

i never had a problem with that, usually I'd just call when it was a time they might answer keeping a 14 hour time difference in mind

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If tell him to do that or buy a prepaid when he gets over there with his own money

His own money.....lololololololol. That's a good one!!!!!

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i never had a problem with that, usually I'd just call when it was a time they might answer keeping a 14 hour time difference in mind

So you would Skype through your phone(s) I take it?

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