The Simple Choice Plan gives you unlimited data and texting in more than 120 countries and destinations at no extra charge, while voice calls are $0.20/minute. Find out more on this page, or check out our International services page.
If you're not in a country where international roaming is included, you'll be able to use calling and messaging services, but data will be turned off by default. View calling and messaging rates. You can turn on data by dialing the short code, #RON#. As data is used, you'll receive free text messages notifying you of the incurred charges. If you want to turn data back off, dial #ROF#. You can also block voice, messaging, and data when roaming internationally on My T-Mobile.
If you want to check what plan you're on, or want to switch to a Simple Choice Plan, check out Change your plan. If you're not on the Simple Choice Plan, log in to My T-Mobile to learn more about international roaming options you can add to your plan.
Even though the included data roaming service that comes with Simple Choice allows you to use data for your phone, it doesn't allow the ability to share with other devices by tethering through Smartphone Mobile Hotspot. If you need to share data through tethering, then we suggest adding an international data pass. Not only does it allow your device to be used as a Smartphone Mobile Hotspot, but it gives you speeds of up to 3G, depending on what country you're visiting.
Our Pay in Advance plans let you stay in touch when traveling abroad. Find out more by visiting the Pay in Advance international services & rates page. Keep in mind, international data roaming is not available for Pay in Advance accounts.
Cruise ship roaming is available while on selected cruise lines and ferries.
We recommend that you turn off roaming while docked in a U.S. port, whether the ship is departing or arriving. Otherwise, your phone may pick up the ship's network and you'll incur roaming charges. Once you're out to sea, you can then turn on roaming and pay the respective usage for data, text, and voice.
For a full list of cruise liners and rates, visit the International Roaming page, select your cruise from the drop-down under Look up the country you are travelling to, and click LOOK UP.
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Qualifying postpaid Simple Choice plan and capable device required. Taxes additional; usage taxed in some countries. Simple Choice International Service: Additional charges apply in excluded destinations; included destinations subject to change at T-Mobile’s discretion. Voice and text features for direct communications between 2 people. Communications with premium-rate (e.g., 900, entertainment, high-rate helpline) numbers not included and may incur additional charges. Calls over Wi-Fi are $0.20/min; texts over Wi-Fi are included (no charge for Wi-Fi calls or texts to US). Coverage not available in some areas; we are not responsible for the performance of our roaming partners’ networks. Standard speeds approx. 128 Kbps. No tethering. Not for extended international use; you must reside in the U.S. and primary usage must occur on our U.S. network. Device must register on our U.S. network before international use. Service may be terminated or restricted for excessive roaming or misuse.
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