When you send a text or SMS to another country, the cost depends on whether the phone you are sending messages to, is in another country roaming, or if it originates from the country being texted. There is no extra charge to send a text message to a phone that is roaming in another country, but if the SIM originates in another country charges will apply. The charges can vary depending on the carrier and the destination country.
As messages are charged per network / destination, costs may vary on messages sent internationally - for more information and to learn more about SMS Messaging from Sinch, refer to our SMS product page.
Another option is to use messaging apps that use an internet connection, such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, as these may allow you to send messages to other countries without incurring additional fees. However, it's important to note that both you and the recipient need to have the app and an internet connection for this to work. The Sinch Conversation API offers one single API endpoint for sending and receiving messages globally across the most popular channels including, SMS, RCS, WhatsApp, Viber Business, Facebook messenger and other popular channels.
Note:When sending messages to different countries, customers are obligated to comply with all applicable regulations and requirements pertaining to that country. The Sinch Customer Dashboardcontains comprehensive Country Information pages, which detail regulatory and compliance information to help you communicate successfully with different countries.