Reader Jonathan writes in to tell us how he canceled his Verizon contract without an early termination fee…even though he has a txt messaging plan.
- If you pay close attention, even for text plan-ers the international receive rates are increasing. I had to escalate to a supervisor, but just be strong and polite and it will work out.
We took a closer look at Verizon’s Legal Notice and sure enough! Jonathan is correct. While the price to send an international text will remain the same, receiving one will cost more:
- Effective March 1, 2007, the price for receiving TXT messages from customers of foreign wireless carriers will increase from $0.10 to $0.15 per message.
International Text Messages do not appear to be covered under the messaging packages:
- Q: I subscribe to a messaging package. Will I be affected by the TXT Messaging rate increase?
A: Customers who do not subscribe to a messaging package will be charged $0.15 per message to send or receive text messages to the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. All customers, regardless of whether they subscribe to a messaging package or not, will be charged $0.15 per message for text messages received from customers of foreign wireless carriers (international text messages).
Go get ’em, kids! For more info on what to tell the Verizon CSR, check out the previous posts.—MEGHANN MARCO