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International Services

International Services

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.

Stay connected when traveling internationally with one of our world phones.

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
 

International Text Messaging

Receive unlimited international incoming text messages for FREE. Send unlimited outgoing text messages with our unlimited messaging packages or just $0.25 per message with a pay-as-you-go plan. There are no additional charges for sending a text message internationally.

 

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
 

Roaming on Cruise Ships

Roaming on select cruise ships is available with all Plans. Cruise Ship roaming is currently unavailable for customers on No Contract plans.

  • Rate: $2.99 per minute for calls made or received while at sea
  • Texting and Data Roaming are not currently available
  • Airtime, overage charges, taxes, long distance, tolls and other charges, restrictions, & limitations may apply
View the list of available cruise ships
Carnival Cruise Line
  • Conquest
  • Destiny
  • Dream
  • Ecstasy
  • Elation
  • Fantasy
  • Fascination
  • Freedom
  • Glory
  • Holiday
  • Imagination
  • Inspiration
  • Legend
  • Liberty
  • Miracle
  • Paradise
  • Pride
  • Sensation
  • Splendor
  • Spirit
  • Triumph
  • Valor
  • Victory
Celebrity Cruise Line
  • Century
  • Constellation
  • Equinox
  • Infinity
  • Mercury
  • Millennium
  • Solstice
  • Summit
Disney Cruise Line
  • Magic
  • Wonder
 
Holland America Cruise Line
  • Windsurf
   
Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Crown
  • Dawn
  • Dream
  • Gem
  • Jade
  • Jewel
  • Majesty
  • Pearl
  • Sky
  • Spirit
  • Star
  • Sun
Regent Cruise Line
  • Mariner
  • Navigator
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Voyager
Royal Caribbean International
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • Adventure of the Seas
  • Brilliance of the Seas
  • Enchantment of the Seas
  • Explorer of the Seas
  • Freedom of the Seas
  • Grandeur of the Seas
  • Jewel of the Seas
  • Independence of the Seas
  • Legend of the Seas
  • Majesty of the Seas
  • Mariner of the Seas
  • Monarch of the Seas
  • Navigator of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas
  • Radiance of the Seas
  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Serenade of the Seas
  • Sovereign of the Seas
  • Spendour of the Seas
  • Vision of the Seas
  • Voyager of the Seas
Seabourn
  • Legend
  • Pride
  • Spirit
  • Odyssey
Miscellaneous
  • ISE Explorer
  • Island Cruise Line Island Star
  • Louis Cruise Line Majesty
  • ScholarShip
  • Silversea Spirit
  • TUI Meinschiff

International Roaming

Making outgoing calls from other countries is available with all Plans. Roaming internationally is currently unavailable for customers on No Contract plans.


Mexico* and Canada

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

Aruba, Bermuda, and Bahamas:

  • Rate: $1.99 per minute
  • Texting and Data Roaming are not currently 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 Roamer Support at
1-888-872-7462 one week before you travel to ensure U.S. Cellular services will be available.

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.