prepaid phones have
various abilities for roaming in foreign countries. Most are
limited to Mexico and Canada with a few that will work outside North
America. In some cases, prepaid phones can use
networks to complete voice calls and text messages.
AT&T Prepaid, formerly GoPhone, Roams in
Canada & Mexico. Talk, Messaging and Data
monthly plan and above, Talk and Messaging available for other plans at
is owned by Sprint. Boost offers a plan add-on that enables Voice, Text
and Data roaming in Mexico including calls to and from the US. Keep in
mind you must have an "international-capable" phone. Check before you
leave and if your phone doesn't work in Mexico, visit our Mexico Travel Phone page, or for
other countries look for Global Travel Phones.
is owned by AT&T. Cricket Pro
and Smart plans include Unlimited Calling and Unlimited Text
Picture Messaging to and from landlines and mobile phones in
Mexico, Canada, and
to the US, plus high-speed Data access while traveling in Mexico and
Canada (Speeds reduced when you use up your plan's high-speed
Voice and Data
Roaming in over 200 countries including Mexico and Canada. Fi uses Wi-Fi
first then, if it finds none, automatically switches to
GoSmart is a value-priced service that
includes roaming in Mexico and 15 other Latin American
countries. You get unliimited calls and texts and the same
data bucket as you get in the US. Your data downloads are
limited to 3G speeds in the US and should be the same while roaming,
except for 4G-LTE access to Facebook and Messenger which are included
even with plans without data.
METRO BY T-MOBILE
by T-Mobile. MetroPCS phones include Unlimited
Calling and Text Messages TO and FROM Mexico and Unlimited Data while
roaming in Mexico up to the limits of your home plan.
Some Page Plus phones
Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. Talk and
Messaging only, charged per minute or per text. Please note
you must have an "international-capable" phone for some of these
countries, such as Canada and Mexico. which most Page Plus phones are
not. Check before you
leave and if your phone doesn't roam outise
the US, look for Global
most of their calls are completed through Wi-Fi, Republic phones will
work wherever Wi-Fi is available, including in foreign countries. It
appears voice calls on Wi-Fi are limited to and from the US only.
provider that offers Voice, Text and Data roaming in
Mexico on certain plans.
One of the America Movil prepaid products
that's a Spanish
language-oriented US carrier with various options for Roaming on their
own network in Mexico.
not prepaid but is a pay-as-you-go service that
for what you've used at the end of each month. Ting offers
international roaming with
a GSM phone, at
per-use charges for Voice, Text and Data as well as FREE incoming Texts.
Prepaid and "non-contract" phones roam in over 200 countries worldwide.
Roaming within Mexico and Canada is included without extra
charges, including Data, for "non-contract" plans. Pay As You
plan roaming rates range
from $1.49 to $5.99 per minute. Text messaging is only .50 to
Send, .10 to receive, in all countries except in Canada.
Prepaid services do not roam outside the US. This list is not
comprehensive, only the most popular Prepaids are shown. Information is
subject to change.
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