International roaming is easy with T-Mobile, with plans that allow you to use your mobile device while you are traveling outside of the United States. Find out more on this page, or check out our International roaming page for more info.
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- T-Mobile ONE and Simple Choice Plans give you unlimited 2G data and texting in more than 210 countries and destinations at no extra charge, while voice calls are $0.25/minute. (View calling and messaging rates.)
- Use our International Roaming checklist for info on how to check what countries and destinations are covered and everything else you need when traveling abroad. Territories are not always covered in the same way as the administering state, so check if the individual destination is covered.
- If you're in a country or destination where international roaming is not included, you can still use calling and messaging services, but data is turned off by default.
- You can turn on data by dialing #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#.
- If you want to prevent any accidental usage, you can also block voice, messaging, and data when roaming internationally.
- To check what plan you're on, or 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.
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.
Higher-Speed Data and Tethering
- The data roaming service that comes with T-Mobile ONE and Simple Choice allows you to use data for your phone, but it doesn't let you share with other devices by tethering through Smartphone Mobile Hotspot.
- If you need high-speed data or want to share data through tethering as a Smartphone Mobile Hotspot, we suggest adding an international data pass.
- A data pass not only gives you data speeds of up to 3G, depending on what country or destination you're visiting, it also provides unlimited calling from Simple Global to Simple Global destinations (including the U.S. and Puerto Rico).
Our Pay in Advance plans let you stay in touch when traveling abroad. Find out more by visiting the Pay in Advance international roaming & 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.
- To find rates while traveling at sea, visit the International Roaming page, scroll down to Going on a cruise?, and look up your Cruise/Ferry name in the box provided.
- After reviewing the rates, scroll a little farther down so you can See if your device is compatible by searching for your device.
- One tip to avoid higher charges: We recommend that you turn off roaming while the ship is docked in a U.S. port. Otherwise, your phone may pick up the ship's network and you'll be charged cruise ship roaming charges for any usage. Once you're out to sea, you can then turn roaming back on and pay the respective usage for data, text, and voice.
Qualifying plan and capable device required for certain international roaming services. 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. 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. 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.