T-Mobile has various roaming agreements that lets you use your mobile device while traveling internationally. International roaming with unlimited 2G data and text in more than 210 Simple Global countries and destinations is included in qualifying T-Mobile ONE and Simple Choice Plans at no extra charge. If you want to check what plan you're on, or want to switch to a T-Mobile ONE Plan, check out Change your plan.
Use our International Roaming checklist to make sure you have everything else you need when traveling abroad.
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T-Mobile ONE gives you unlimited 2G data and texting in more than 210 countries and destinations at no extra charge, while voice calls are $0.25/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 can use calling and messaging services, but data is turned off by default. You can turn on data by dialing the short code, #RON#. As data is used, you receive free text messages notifying you of the incurred charges. If you want to turn data back off, dial #ROF#. (View calling and messaging rates.) (#RON# / #ROF# to enable / disable data roaming is not needed for Simple Global countries)
If you want to check what plan you're on, or want to switch to T-Mobile ONE, check out Change your plan. If you're not on T-Mobile ONE or a Simple Choice Plan, go to My T-Mobile and log in to your account to learn more about international roaming options you can add to your plan.
Countries covered by T-Mobile ONE and Simple Choice
Tell us which country, protectorate, territory or other destination you’ll be visiting by entering it in our look-up tool and clicking CHECK RATES & COVERAGE:
- If the country or destination is part of T-Mobile ONE and Simple Choice, that's great! You get unlimited data and text that automatically comes with our plans.
- If it's not on our list, you'll see the rates for All T-Mobile plans for that country or destination, regardless if you have T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice Plan, or another T-Mobile plan.
When you're done reviewing the coverage and rates, scroll down below the coverage map to See if your device works in that country. Enter your device in the field and click SEARCH.
International travel without T-Mobile ONE or a Simple Choice Plan
If you're not on a T-Mobile ONE, Essentials, or a Simple Choice plan, and you'll be traveling outside the U.S., add World Class International Roaming to each line. To learn how, read Change your services. To find country rate information, simply tell us which country you’ll be visiting by entering it in our look-up tool and clicking CHECK RATES & COVERAGE. You'll see a comparison of the rates for data, text, and talk for T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice, and other T-Mobile plans. When you're done reviewing the coverage and rates, scroll down below the coverage map to See if your device works in that country. Enter your device in the field and click SEARCH.
Higher-Speed Data and Tethering/Smartphone Mobile Hotspot
Even though the included data roaming service that comes with T-Mobile ONE and 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 high-speed data or want to share data through tethering, then we suggest adding an international data pass. You can purchase a 1-, 7-, or 14-day 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.
T-Mobile is doing our best to go where you go, wherever your travels take you. 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.
To find rates while traveling at sea, visit the International Roaming page, scroll about halfway down, and click Going on a cruise? Check out your rates on cruises and ferries. Then, after reviewing the rates, scroll a little farther down so you can Check to see if your device is cruise-compatible by searching for your device.
Qualifying plan and capable device required for certain international roaming services. Additional charges apply in excluded destinations; see www.t-mobile.com for included destinations (subject to change at T-Mobile’s discretion). Taxes additional; usage taxed in some countries. Voice and text features for direct communications between 2 people. Communications with premium-rate (e.g., 900, entertainment, high-rate helpline) numbers not included. Calls from Simple Global countries over Wi-Fi are $.25/min (no charge for Wi-Fi calls to US, Mexico and Canada). Coverage not available in some areas; we are not responsible for our partners’ networks. Standard speeds approx. 128 Kbps. 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. Network Management: Service may be slowed, suspended, terminated, or restricted for misuse, abnormal use, interference with our network or ability to provide quality service to other users, or significant roaming. During congestion, Essentials customers may notice speeds lower than other customers; customers using>50GB/mo. on all plans may notice further reduced speeds. On-device usage is prioritized over tethering usage, which may result in higher speeds for data used on device. See T-Mobile.com/OpenInternet for details. See Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provision) at www.T-Mobile.com for additional information.