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International Services

International Services

We're Ready to Roam the Globe with You

U.S. Cellular's new Global Roaming Plans allow you to use your own phone for voice, data, SMS and MMS when traveling in more than 180 countries around the world. Sign up for a monthly Global Roaming Plan subscription to take advantage of our reduced country rates, or opt to Pay-As-You-Go. It's now easier than ever to stay in touch, no matter how far your travels take.

Calling from Canada, Mexico, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific and Cruise Ships Canada
Mexico
Europe
Latin America
Middle East & Africa
Asia Pacific
Cruise Ships

Monthly Global Roaming Plans For World Phones

If you're a customer who uses your phone often while traveling abroad, you'll get the best value by subscribing to our new monthly Global Roaming Plan. See devices that are compatible with these Global Roaming Plans.

Global Voice Global Messaging (per msg) Global Data (per MB)
Starts at
$5/mo + $0.80/min
Sending Text
Starting at $0.40
Canada
$2
Receiving Text
$0.25
Mexico
$5
   
Elsewhere
$10

Monthly Cruise Ship Roaming Plan

If you use your phone frequently while sailing the seas, you should subscribe to our new monthly Cruise Ship Roaming Plan, which offers the best value and discounted rates.

Cruise Ship Rates
VoicePay-As-You-Go Voice $20/mo. + $4/min$5/min
Sending Text $1/msg
Receiving Text $0.25/msg
Data $20/MB
Cruise Ship Roaming Plans
 

Canada and Mexico Data Plans

You won't miss an email while traveling in North America when you connect using our Canada and Mexico data plans.

  Monthly
Access Price
Data
Included
Data Overage
Rates per MB
Canada $35 125 MB $0.30
Mexico $50 125 MB $0.40

Global Pay-As-You-Go Rates

If you only need to make a few calls while traveling, use Global Roaming Pay-As-You-Go to stay in touch with family and friends.

Global Voice Global Messaging (per msg) Global Data (per MB)
Starts at $1/min
Sending Text
Starting at $0.50
Canada
$2
Receiving Text
$0.25
Mexico
$5
   
Elsewhere
$10

Other International Plans

If you do not have a World Phone-capable device, you can still make outgoing calls from certain countries.

Please Note: Roaming internationally is not available on Simple Connect prepaid plans. Contact customer service for additional details.

Mexico* and Canada

  • Rates: $3 per day surcharge, plus $.99 per minute, in addition to pass-through toll charges from the foreign carrier
  • Text and Data roaming are not available.
  • Airtime, overage charges, taxes, long distance, and other charges, restrictions & limitations may apply

Aruba, Bermuda, and Bahamas

  • Rate: $1.99 per minute
  • Text and Data roaming are not available
  • Airtime, overage charges, taxes, long distance, tolls and other charges, restrictions & limitations may apply

Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

  • Rates: $1.99 per minute
  • Text and Data roaming are available in these areas. Usage charges are based on your plan.
  • Airtime, overage charges, taxes, long distance, and other charges, restrictions & limitations may apply
* We do not have roaming agreements with all carriers in Mexico. Please call Customer Service at 1-888-944-9400 one week before you travel to ensure U.S. Cellular services will be available.

International Dialing

Keep in touch with friends and family in an affordable way with an International Plan from U.S. Cellular®. The Standard International Dialing feature will allow you to cover over 200 countries for as low as $0.20 per minute with no monthly fee. Or, if you make international calls more frequently, the $3.99 International Long Distance Plan offers discounted per minute rates as low as $0.02 per minute. There are no additional charges for sending a text message internationally.

International Long
Distance Plan
$ 3 . 99 /mo
Standard
International Dialing

Simply follow the international dialing instructions below and enjoy low, competitive rates when using your U.S. Cellular phone. No more operators. No more credit cards. The same low rate for landline and wireless numbers.

  1. Dial the international access code
  2. Dial the appropriate country code (see special instructions for calling Mexico)
  3. Dial the local phone number
 

Important Instructions for Calling Mexico 

When calling a wireless phone in Mexico, you must dial a "1" after the country code 52. If the "1" is not included, the call will not be processed, and a recorded message will be played to indicate the correct way to dial.

Old Pattern:
011 + 52 + 10-digit local number
New Pattern:
011 + 52 + 1 + 10-digit local number
 

International Roaming Notification

U.S. Cellular will automatically send a free text message notification to you when your device registers on an international or cruise ship roaming network. The notification lets you know that you're in an international or cruise ship area where you can still use your U.S. Cellular service, but at the additional appropriate international/cruise ship roaming rate.