If your friend has no data plan then you will be sending international SMS rate. You don’t need a data plan to send or receive iMessages. Just have to turn off “send as sms” so that it doesn’t revert to sending it as a regular text rather then an iMessage when they aren’t on wifi.
What is the best app for international texting?
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WhatsApp. The world’s most popular communication app.
WeChat. China’s #1 chat app.
Skype. For the business person on the go.
Rebtel. WiFi free international calling.
LINE. For emoji fiends.
Is Imessage green or blue?
Firstly, in the Messages app, your outgoing message bubbles are either blue or green. That color coding is key to knowing what’s what. Let’s start with blue ones: If they’re blue, that means it is an iMessage going from one Apple device (iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac) to another.
Is it free to call international on Skype?
Calling cards used to be the way to save, but now there’s a new standard to avoid high international roaming charges. Skype is a simple service that allows users to chat, talk, or video chat over the Internet. Best of all, Skype-to-Skype calls are free, though there’s a small fee to call a landline or mobile number.
Can you text in Airplane mode with wifi?
Putting your phone into airplane mode turns off all its antennae – cellular, wifi, bluetooth, GPS. If you’re in airplane mode, but have a wifi connection, you can send non-SMS texts over the wifi connection, using iMessage on an iPhone or various other messaging apps (WhatsApp, etc.)