The cost for Verizon users to send or receive a text message to Canada is 20 cents per message, as of 2014. This price is standard, without a package that includes international text and/or multimedia plans.
The cost to send text and multimedia messages, as a Verizon user, depends on what type of text or data package one enrolls in. For example, there are packages that include unlimited domestic messaging; however, it still costs more to communicate with international contacts.
Verizon offers a plan that allows users to engage in unlimited text, multimedia and messaging with international contacts. It is available at an additional cost and is called, "The MORE Everything Plan." As of 2014, with this plan, one can text anyone within the United States or 210 different countries around the world, or exchange multimedia messages to 120 different countries.
Users can contact Verizon to learn international text pricing for all other individual and shared plans. Some plans offer a messaging allowance, which deducts international messaging charges directly from the amount allocated.