Text messaging rates depend on whether you are local or roaming, or you are sending to an international destination. You can send and receive text messages Canada wide and in more than 130 countries worldwide. When sending messages to other countries, you might need to use a country code before the number.
How to determine the number of text messages you’ve sent and received
The number of text messages you're billed for is calculated from the number of message segments you've sent and received.
The network, not the phone, determines the maximum text message limit. A text message contains 160 characters; longer texts are broken down into 160 character segments, where each segment is treated as one text message. Each segment is counted as one text message. The same applies to incoming messages.
To view your messaging usage:
- Log in to your account
- Click Usage
- Click View Messaging Usage
- From the Period menu, select the desired time frame you want to review
- Click View
You will see a summary of your usage for sent and received messages in the Text Message meters. For a more detailed view of your messaging usage, look under the Daily messaging usage section.
To reduce the cost per message, consider getting a messaging package that’s right for you. The package includes per-message discounts and free incoming messages.