Plans

International Long Distance Cell Phone Plans

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Pay-As-You-Go International Calling International Long Distance Plan
BETTER VALUE | $3.99/mo.
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Voice per Minute Sending Texts Receiving Texts Data Monthly Fee
Canada Data
(Data Overage Rates per MB: $0.30)
$35/mo. for
125MB of data
Mexico Data
(Data Overage Rates per MB: $0.40)
$50/mo. for
125MB of data

Before you travel

  • Contact U.S. Cellular® to validate your handset is currently international roaming capable and if service is available where you are traveling.
  • Locate your handset's network settings for "Global" or "GSM" before travel. If you are unable to locate it, visit your local store or contact Customer Service for further assistance.
  • Add U.S. Cellular's customer care number, +1-888-944-9400, to your contacts to be able to reach us while you travel.
  • Visit U.S. Cellular's website for tips on how to check your voice mail when traveling.

Tips while traveling

  • Change your handset's network settings to "Global" or "GSM" to ensure you are searching for available networks appropriately.
  • Power cycle your phone when entering the country to ensure your phone registers properly.
  • You may need to add a +1 and country code to your contacts' phone numbers when using this service.
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Cruise Ship
Rates
Voice per Minute Sending Texts Receiving Texts Data
Global Cruise Ship
Roaming Plan
$4/min 80¢ 25¢ $20/MB
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Aruba, Bermuda & Bahamas
$199/min
  • Text and Data roaming are not available.
  • Airtime, overage charges, taxes, long distance, tolls and other charges, restrictions and limitations may apply.
Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands
$199/min
  • 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 and limitations may apply.
Mexico* & Canada
$3/day
surcharge
  • Rates: $3 per day surcharge, plus 99ยข/min, 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 and limitations may apply.
* We do not have roaming agreements with all carriers in Mexico. Please call Customer Service at 1-888-944-9400 before you travel to ensure U.S. Cellular services will be available.

Before you travel

  • Contact U.S. Cellular® to validate your handset is currently international roaming capable and if service is available where you are traveling.
  • Locate your handset's network settings for "Global" or "GSM" before travel. If you are unable to locate it, visit your local store or contact Customer Service for further assistance.
  • Add U.S. Cellular's customer care number, +1-888-944-9400, to your contacts to be able to reach us while you travel.
  • Visit U.S. Cellular's website for tips on how to check your voice mail when traveling.

Tips while traveling

  • Change your handset's network settings to "Global" or "GSM" to ensure you are searching for available networks appropriately.
  • Power cycle your phone when entering the country to ensure your phone registers properly.
  • You may need to add a +1 and country code to your contacts' phone numbers when using this service.

Across the globe is just a phone call away.

Contact over 200 countries through your U.S. Cellular® service
and stay connected to the people who matter most —
even In the Middle of Anywhere.

Explore options based on your needs:

Whether you choose Pay-As-You-Go International Calling or an International Long Distance Plan, you're covered when it comes to international calling.

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How International Long Distance Works

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Call U.S. Cellular Customer Service:
1-888-944-9400
Start Calling
  1. Dial international access code: 011
  2. Dial country code
  3. Dial 10-digit phone number
If Calling Mexico Mobile
  1. Dial international access code: 011
  2. Dial country code: 52
  3. Dial 1
  4. Dial 10-digit phone number

NEW Inter-Connect Global Calling Service

Staying connected has never been simpler.
  • $10 unlimited calling to your closest 10 family, friends or business contacts in 80+ countries.
  • Make calls to Mexico, starting at 1.5¢/min.
  • Refer your friends and earn credit towards future calls
Learn More & Sign Up

International Long Distance FAQs:

How do I obtain international dialing and messaging access?

The International Services feature code must be added to your account in order to dial international numbers.

Text Messaging service by U.S. Cellular must be on your account before sending an international text message.

How do I make an international call or text message?

Dialing and texting internationally is simple and quick!
Dial the international access code 011
Dial the appropriate country code for the country you are calling
Dial the number you are calling the same as on your home phone
If text messaging, enter message and press "SEND"

To which countries can I call and send text messages?

You can call over 200 countries and text to over 100 countries. View country list and codes or visit your local U.S. Cellular retail store or call 1-888-944-9400 (611 from your wireless phone). Country availability is subject to change. Messaging is available to certain wireless carriers' customers within a country. Please verify both country and carrier for messaging.

How are international calls and messaging priced?

Each call is priced at a per minute rate for international toll, plus airtime and applicable charges and taxes.  Rates vary, based on country called.  Per minute rates only available from a customer's local U.S. Cellular home calling area. U.S. Cellular per-minute rates are subject to change.  Taxes, long distance, toll, and other charges may apply.  Other restrictions and limitations may apply.  

International Messaging is priced the same as domestic messaging. Learn more about our plans, call 1-888-944-9400 or write to a Customer Care Representative.

Can I dial internationally from anywhere in the United States? How will such calls be billed?

Yes. If you place an international call from the areas located in your home 'footprint', then the call will be billed at the U.S Cellular per minute rate for international toll, plus airtime and applicable charges and taxes. If you are roaming and place an international call with another carrier, you will have access to the countries available through that carrier. The call will be rated according to the International toll rates charged by that carrier, plus airtime and applicable roaming charges and taxes.

Is a call into Mexico considered an international call?

Yes. However, if you are located in certain counties bordering Mexico, your call may be billed at a special per minute rate.

Can I block access to only certain countries?

Access is available to all countries, or if blocking is requested, to no countries. Selective international access is not possible.

Are new countries and carriers added for International Messaging?

Yes. Whenever a new international wireless carrier and/or country becomes available, we will update our site.

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