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US Phones in Mexico
Find the capabilities of your current phone when you leave the country. Can you just pack your phone, take a trip outside the US and still make calls, texts and access your data?

Prepaids that Roam
Do you prefer prepaid or want to find out which prepaid phones work outside the country? You might want to choose one just for use while traveling.

Mexican Wireless Carriers Get a wireless phone or SIM just for foreign travel.  There are several options including a lifetime foreign phone number, unlimited calls, and gobs of cheap data.

Using Your Own US-Based Phone:
US wireless phones vary considerably in their international roaming capabilities. Choose your current carrier from the dropdown list to get an overview of how well it roams, and if it doesn't, what you can do to get coverage where you need it.

AT&T Discounts
AT&T has excellent international roaming capabilities. Their phones are GSM-based and work in over 220 countries. There are several Voice and Data Roaming packages available. They have a helpful online Travel Planner. AT&T phones work on most cruise ships. AT&T Prepaid (GoPhone) roams in Canada and Mexico at reasonable rates.
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Boost is owned by Sprint and roams in Mexico.  Details on our International Prepaid Roaming Page.

Cricket is owned by AT&T and roams in Mexico and Canada.  Details on our International Prepaid Roaming Page.

Metro is owned by T-Mobile. Metro phones roam in Mexico. Details on our International Prepaid Roaming Page.

With a Sprint "International" phone you are able to roam in several countries with their "Open World" plan with Unlimited Calls, Text and 1Gb Data across the Americas including Mexico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay. Also, with Sprint Global Roaming you can get Free Unlimited Text, Calls for 20/min. and Unlimited Data at up to 2G speeds in over 140 countries, with extra Data passes at up to 3G speeds for an additional fee. Sprint phones work on most cruise ships.
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T-Mobile has excellent international roaming capabilities. Their phones are GSM-based and work in over 200 countries. Roaming charges can be very reasonable with their regular plans especially for Data. Roaming in Mexico and Canada may be included without any extra charges including data. T-Mobile phones work on most cruise ships. Data is often limited to 2G speeds outside of North America.
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U.S. Cellular
US Cellular phones with postpaid plans roam in Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Canada, parts of Mexico, and on most North American cruise ships. Rates vary from .99 to $1.99 per minute. Text and Data roaming is only available in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.
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Verizon has an international roaming feature, TravelPass, that allows subscribers to deduct their activity from their regular monthly plan for a fee of $2 per day in Mexico and Canada and $10 per day in more than 65 other locations, including destinations in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. The daily fee is activated only when a subscriber uses their device to take a call, connect to a data service or send a text while in one of the covered countries. Each session extends for 24 hours, during which time usage is covered by the fee. Another session will begin and another fee will be activated when a subscriber calls, texts or uses data after the 24-hour session has expired. You can leave the service turned on at no charge so the feature will be ready to go when you are. A compatible device is required.
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Prepaid Phones
Prepaid phones and Plans with roaming capabilities outside the US.