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Texting internationally with wifi?

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Texting internationally with wifi?

I will be travelling to India. I know Virgin does not have international roaming, but if I have wifi on, can I send text messages? If not, are there any other options to send and receive texts outside of the USA with Virgin Mobile service?

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Re: Texting internationally with wifi?

Hey there, thank you for you message. As you stated, unfortunately we do not provide international roaming at this time, but with the Wi-Fi feature you can make calls/video calls, send text by using some third party apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Hangouts, etc..

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Re: Texting internationally with wifi?

Unfortunately, this will only work if the 3rd party apps are installed and set up before you leave. Once you are out of the country, you can't receive the texts with the verification numbers that the apps have to have in order to function.

Also, FB messenger, which was already set up on my phone but wasn't the default messaging app, isn't receiving sms messages for me at all after changing it to the default.