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Can I send text messages while traveling outside the U.S.?
You can use your Consumer Cellular service to send text messages when traveling outside the U.S. by enabling international roaming. The countries where our service can be used are listed here.
Consumer Cellular utilizes multiple network providers. The network provider your specific cellular service uses determines international roaming availability. To confirm your international roaming options, contact Customer Support at (888) 537-7781(888) 537-7781. We recommend doing so at least two weeks before leaving the U.S.
On some networks with Consumer Cellular, texts made from the countries listed will be billed at international roaming rates of $0.10 per text message. On other networks with Consumer Cellular, those costs can be much higher, or international roaming may not be available. Be aware that when using your phone internationally, charges can add up, so it is always best to use on a more limited basis. For your protection, service will be disabled once we have received billing records showing $50 in international roaming charges has been incurred on your account during a billing period (this includes calls, text messages, and web data). Due to delays in receiving billing records, your charges will likely have exceeded $50 when international access is disabled. Multimedia messaging (picture messaging) may not be available when travelling outside the U.S.