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Quick guide to Chatr international calling and texting

Calling and texting in another country usually results in extra charges, even if you’re using an eSIM for data. Here’s what to expect with Chatr …

Can I use my Chatr phone internationally?


Absolutely! Chatr phones will work just about everywhere it can find a network connection, but you will pay extra to be able to talk and text on your Chatr phone in another country.


If you’ll be using an eSIM for travel data and won’t be calling or texting too often, Chatr lets you pay only for the phone calls and texts you make while travelling internationally.

How much does Chatr charge for calling and texting internationally?


We love that the Chatr website makes it really easy to see how much you’ll spend on pay-per-use calling and texting while you travel. Their rates are very much in line with what we typically see for international roaming, and many people are cautious to limit calls and texts until they’re back home.


Just visit and select your destination from the drop-down list. It will show you their rates for incoming calls, outgoing calls, outgoing text messages, and picture/MMS messaging.

Will Chatr charge me for data usage?


As with most providers, data usage roaming rates are very expensive at around $30 per MB, which is an astonishing $30,000 per GB (although it will almost certainly be capped lower).


That’s why SO many travellers are choosing to use a prepaid eSIM for all data, and prevent their primary SIM from using any data while they travel, only letting it remain active for phone calls and texts.


Whether you have an iPhone, Samsung, or Google Pixel device, we can show you how to keep your phone number available while preventing your Primary SIM from “roaming” and using data while you travel.

Quick guide to Chatr international calling and texting

How do I pay for Chatr international usage?


Since Chatr is a prepaid phone provider, you’re going to need to make sure there’s enough money in your Chatr account to cover any pay-per-use fees for calling and texting while you travel.


Choose your destination from their list, review the Chatr rates, and make sure to top up your Chatr account ahead of travelling. Then you can make sure you stay connected on your regular Chatr phone number, while using a prepaid eSIM for all data usage.

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