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Planning a trip and want to use your T-Mobile phone or device while youre away? Get information and tips to help you stay connected, even when youre far from home.
How international roaming works, and why your device matters
- Four frequencies (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) are used for wireless services worldwide. 3G frequencies include: 2100 3G; 1700/2100 3G.
- Each phone has a radio transmitter-receiver that works on one frequency (single-band) or on more than one frequency (multi-band).
- Since frequencies vary from carrier to carrier and country to country, youll need a device for international roaming that works on the frequency where you're traveling. If you have a quad-band device, it will work virtually anywhere theres a wireless signal.
How to check if your current device has international roaming capability
To check if your device supports international roaming:
If you're traveling to Canada or Mexico, any T-Mobile phone will work.
How to choose a device that has international roaming
- From the phones page , select the International phone check box under Shop by feature, or if youre looking at a particular phone, check the Overview section for the bands supported, or
- Choose a phone or device that supports the frequencies used in the countries you're planning to visit.
See carrier, frequency, and rate information by country
Want to access the Internet abroad? The T-Mobile® webConnect USB Laptop Stick is fully international capable, using multiple frequency bands for 2G and 3G data speeds. See details
See all international-capable phones
See international roaming rate details
**Some devices may transmit and receive data without any user action, which may result in unexpected charges when you travel internationally. Some services that are free of charge when used domestically may incur charges when roaming internationally.