Home Forums Digital Home & Smartphones Help Sending Texts to Australia Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Pages 1 2 3 >> Next… Sending Texts to Australia morddwyd 10:29 04 Jul 2018 Locked Is it necessary to set something up to send teats to Australia (I may have asked this before; if so my apologies)? The only way I can send my son a text is via Skype. Two phones, on two networks, O2 andEE, both fail, with no "not sent" indication. x123 11:08 04 Jul 2018 Use Whatsapp. You can text and phone for free. It uses an internet connection. enter link description here wee eddie 11:11 04 Jul 2018 The UK prefix is 44, which replaces the 0 in a Mobile Phone number. The Australian country code is 61. Add that to his Phone Number and away it goes x123 11:12 04 Jul 2018 Whatsapp morddwyd 12:38 04 Jul 2018 Thank you. I know the prefix for Oz of course, because I use it when I telephone him - the number for SMS is the same as for voice. Not sure how Whatsapp would change the case. lotvic 13:40 04 Jul 2018 I'm using the new Google's messages for web, (opens in a webpage in browser) and syncs with my phone text messages. How to set it up click here x123 16:06 04 Jul 2018 If both phones have the Whatsapp application then you can send texts and telephone calls, for free, from anywhere in the world. Also to anyone who has a Whatsapp application. You just need their telephone number. morddwyd 19:15 04 Jul 2018 Thank you. I cam already do that with Skype. My question was about an inability to send text messages to Australia using the standard mobile phone network. wee eddie 02:54 05 Jul 2018 What combination of Codes/Numbers have you tried up to now? lotvic 11:03 05 Jul 2018 send text messages to Australia using the standard mobile phone network Will that incur charges? Forum Editor 16:55 05 Jul 2018 WhatsApp is a far better bet. It's free* It's easy to use, and it works perfectly. You can send text messages, or make phone calls. *Remember that all this goes via the internet, so depending on your plan, data charges may apply. A mobile phone network will charge for sending an international text. My provider (EE) charges 35p for a standard rate text to Australia. Pages 1 2 3 >> Next… This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.