Sending International SMS or Text message from Australia

Sending International SMS or Text message from Australia
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Sending International SMS or Text message from Australia

To send a message to an International number you need to +CountryCode before the number, and remove the leading zero.

eg: Using the Mobile number of 0414 141 414

 0414141414 would need to be entered as ‘+441414141414’ using the country code of +44 for UK

The + sign is important

Cost of Sending International SMS or Text message from Australia

Prices as at January 2015

Optus:

How much does it cost to send an international SMS?

For Postpaid Mobile, international SMS is charged as per your rate plan per message sent up to 160 characters.
For Prepaid Mobile, international SMS is charged at $0.35 per message sent up to 160 characters (excludes Connect 4 Less)
http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephones/internationalcallingrates/sms

Vodafone:

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What it costs

On most plans and prepaid recharges, international TXT sent from Australia are charged at the same rate as standard TXT.

You can check your plan details in My Vodafone.

365 Day Plan costs 28c per International TXT (Up to 160 characters) (5c per TXT delivery notification message)

TXT sent while international roaming are charged as roaming TXT.
http://support.vodafone.com.au/articles/FAQ/Sending-and-receiving-international-TXT-messages

Telstra:

Costs

$0.50 per Text (SMS) per recipient to any standard international number
https://www.telstra.com.au/mobile-phones/plans-and-rates/calling-overseas-from-australia



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