Going Global with U.S. Cellular®
Whether you're traveling internationally for work or pleasure, you want access to mobile services wherever you go. With a World Phone capable smartphone from U.S. Cellular®, it's easy to stay connected around the world.
Select a World Phone capable smartphone from U.S. Cellular.
When you travel internationally, purchase a prepaid GSM SIM card from a wireless carrier in your destination country. These prepaid cards can often be found at a kiosk in the airport or at a local wireless carrier's store. Some wireless carriers refer to these services as 'SIM only plans'.
Insert the GSM SIM card into your smartphone. After you insert the SIM card, you will be able to make calls with your device. You will also be able to send text messages and access the internet if the GSM SIM card that you've purchased supports these features. You can also make use of Wi-Fi hotspots often found in hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops to access the internet.
Things you should know about using World Phone
- After you install a GSM SIM card in in your smartphone at your international destination, your device will be assigned a new mobile number by the GSM SIM card. Let your contacts know your new international mobile number so they can reach you. Please also advise them that they could incur additional charges when calling your international mobile number and to consult their local service provider for international calling rates.
- Your U.S. Cellular mobile number and account will remain active while you are traveling internationally. Any incoming calls to your U.S. Cellular mobile number will route to your U.S. Cellular voice mail box. If you are an iPhone user, your visual voice mail messages will be held by the U.S. Cellular network and delivered to your iPhone when you return to the United States.
- Service and support for international mobile services are provided by the service provider from which the GSM SIM card was purchased. U.S. Cellular does not provide or guarantee these services.