Cheapest way to text from America back to the UK on a UK phone?

Anyone done much texting from the US? I'll be there for a month and wondering if it might be worthwhile getting a US SIM. Do they have any cheap PAYG deals?
I'm with O2 in the UK.

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whatyadoinsucka  Apr. 14, 2013 at 15:29

Sign up to TUGo and send messages and make phone calls over wifi on your O2 device, calls and text will come out of your contract allowances

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 15, 2013 at 08:17

Get T-Mobile SIM card. It costs $2/day for unlimited calling, texting and data. For texting with UK your best bet would be using WhatsApp - both parties need to have it installed.

99% chance that you will not have 3G with T-Mobile due to their use of 1700Mhz band, which none of European phones support. You would have to stick with EDGE for data, unless you have a Nexus or Sony phone.

whatyadoinsucka  Apr. 15, 2013 at 08:21

The O2 tu go app works alongside your normal message and phone calls so no need for the counterparty needing the same software
Assuming you have a smartphone of course


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