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International Roaming 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 $35 Data Package
data included
$35 Data Package
Data Overage Rates per MB

Before you travel

  • When traveling to multiple locations, you will only need one data package per zone.
  • 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, +1-865-777-8484, to your contacts to be able to reach us while you travel (charges may apply).
  • 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.
  • You may receive Global Roaming Usage Notifications for voice, messaging and data usage while abroad in some circumstances from the host carrier to help manage your usage.*

    * Because U.S. Cellular does not originate these notifications we cannot guarantee that you will receive them and you remain responsible for all usage charges.
Cruise Ship Rates Voice per Minute Receiving Texts Sending Texts
Roaming Plan $2.99/min 4¢ $1.35
Participarting Cruise lines, listed by Ship
Azamara Journey®, Azamara Pursuit®, Azamara Quest®
Carnival Breeze, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Fascination, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Legend, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Magic, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Pride, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Splendour, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Valor, Carnival Victory, Carnival Vista
Celebrity Constellation®, Celebrity Eclipse®, Celebrity EquinoxSM, Celebrity Infinity®, Celebrity Millennium®, Celebrity ReflectionSM, Celebrity Silhouette®, Celebrity Solstice®, Celebrity Summit®
Celestyal Crystal, Celestyal Olympia, Thomson Majesty, Thomson Spirit
Astor
Crystal Serenity®, Crystal Symphony®
Disney Dream® Cruise Ship, Disney Fantasy® Cruise Ship, Disney Magic® Cruise Ship, Disney Wonder® Cruise Ship
Genting Dream, World Dream
Balmoral, Black Watch, Boudicca, Braemar
MS Bremen, MS Europa, MS Europa 2, MS Hanseatic
ms Amsterdam, ms Eurodam, ms Koningsdam, ms Maasdam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Oosterdam, ms Prinsendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Veendam, ms Volendam, ms Westerdam, ms Zaandam, ms Zuiderdam
Ocean Dream
MSC Seaview
Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Joy
Insignia, Marina, Nautica, Regatta, Riviera, Sirena
Pacific Aria, Pacific Eden, Pacific Explorer
Pride of Bruges, Pride of Hull, Pride of York, Pride of Rotterdam
Caribbean Princess, Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Golden Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess, Majestic Princess, Pacific Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess, Star Princess, Sun Princess
Horizon, Monarch, Sovereign, Zenith
Seven Seas Explorer®, Seven Seas Mariner®, Seven Seas Navigator®, Seven Seas Voyager®
Adventure of the Seas®, Allure of the Seas®, Anthem of the Seas®, Brilliance of the Seas®, Empress of the Seas®, Enchantment of the Seas®, Explorer of the Seas®, Freedom of the Seas®, Grandeur of the Seas®, Harmony of the Seas®, Independence of the Seas®, Jewel of the Seas®, Liberty of the Seas®, Majesty of the Seas®, Mariner of the Seas®, Navigator of the Seas®, Oasis of the Seas®, Ovation of the Seas®, Quantum of the Seas®, Radiance of the Seas®, Rhapsody of the Seas®, Serenade of the Seas®, Symphony of the Seas®, Vision of the Seas®, Voyager of the Seas®
Seabourn Encore®, Seabourn Odyssey®, Seabourn Ovation®, Seabourn Quest®, Seabourn Sojourn®
Golden Era
SuperStar Aquarius, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Libra, Star Pisces, The Taipan, SuperStar Virgo
Mein Schiff 2, Mein Schiff 3, Mein Schiff 4, Mein Schiff 5, Mein Schiff 6, New Mein Schiff 1
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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.

Before you travel

  • When traveling to multiple locations, you will only need one data package per zone.
  • Contact U.S. Cellular® to validate your handset is currently international roaming capable and if service is available where you are traveling.
  • 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.
  • Dial *228 before you leave your local area. This will ensure your device's network settings are up-to-date.

Tips while traveling

  • 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.
Things we want you to know: Country availability and rates are subject to change without notice. U.S. Cellular per-minute rates are subject to change without notice and do not apply to U.S. Cellular's Prepaid service. Customers on Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) plans will be charged PAYG data rates. U.S. Cellular reserves the right to interrupt or discontinue services due to suspected fraud or abuse. Service usage charges will vary according to your price plan. You understand that Service may be interrupted or unavailable due to atmospheric or topographical conditions, governmental regulations or orders, or system capacity limitations. Representations of coverage by U.S. Cellular or its agents are not guarantees. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

Calling all globetrotters.

Whether you're taking a vacation, traveling for business or studying abroad, stay connected with Global Roaming from U.S. Cellular - now covering over 200 countries.

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With Global Roaming rates starting as low as 20¢/min. it's easy and affordable to keep in touch wherever you go.

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Before you travel

  • When traveling to multiple locations, you will only need one data package per zone.
  • 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, +1-865-777-8484, to your contacts to be able to reach us while you travel (charges may apply).
  • Visit U.S. Cellular's website for tips on how to check your voice mail when traveling.
Things we want you to know: You may add Global Roaming to your account after completing 3 months of continuous service. Your account must also be in good standing. Global Roaming option may be cancelled at any time by dialing 611, a free call from a U.S. Cellular wireless phone. Country availability and rates are subject to change without notice. U.S. Cellular per-minute rates are subject to change without notice and do not apply to U.S. Cellular's Prepaid service. Customers on Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) plans will be charged PAYG data rates. U.S. Cellular reserves the right to interrupt or discontinue services due to suspected fraud or abuse. Service usage charges will vary according to your price plan. You understand that Service may be interrupted or unavailable due to atmospheric or topographical conditions, governmental regulations or orders, or system capacity limitations. Representations of coverage by U.S. Cellular or its agents are not guarantees. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

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.
  • You may receive Global Roaming Usage Notifications for voice, messaging and data usage while abroad in some circumstances from the host carrier to help manage your usage.*

    * Because U.S. Cellular does not originate these notifications we cannot guarantee that you will receive them and you remain responsible for all usage charges.

Keeping our Military Connected

U.S. Cellular® is honored to help military personnel stay connected to family and friends while serving our country abroad. As a thank you, Active Duty Military and Veteran customers receive a 15% discount off their calling plan charges on individual and/or family plans. For Shared Connect plans, the 15% discount will apply to the data monthly reoccurring charge only. Contact Customer Service >

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Voice only global options 

If you don't have a device that is compatible with our Global Roaming Plans, or just want voice, you can still make outgoing calls from certain countries.

Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands
$.99/min
View Details *Please Note: Global roaming is not available on Simple Connect plans. Contact Customer Service for more information.
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