Spectrum Mobile international calling and texting

Quick guide to Spectrum Mobile international calling and texting

Calling or texting abroad usually results in extra fees, even if you’re using an eSIM for data. Here’s what to expect with Spectrum Mobile …

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Can I use my Spectrum Mobile phone plan internationally?


Spectrum Mobile includes international service within all of their phone plans, which makes it easy to call and text abroad (or call/text international numbers while you’re still at home).


Spectrum Mobile customers can choose pay-per-use rates for international calling and texting, or they can toggle off their primary SIM and choose to use Wi-Fi, local SIM cards, or downloadable eSIMs.

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How do I use my Spectrum Mobile phone number internationally?


Spectrum Mobile makes it easy to use your regular number while you’re in another country, and their website clearly shows the calling and data rates for 200+ supported countries.


Free international texting (incoming and outgoing) is included for most countries, which is a nice Spectrum Mobile perk. Select your destination to see their current rates for active calling minutes.

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Are there cheaper ways to talk and text internationally?


There are plenty of ways to talk and text while you’re travelling internationally.


Over either Wi-Fi or your eSIM data, iPhone users can rely on iMessage and FaceTime. There are also social media apps with messaging and calling.


Anyone can get a temporary phone number from Hushed for calling and texting over the internet on a private number.

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How do I get international data if I choose not to use Spectrum Mobile?


1. Make sure you have a device that supports eSIM

2. Download the free aloSIM app

3. Buy and install an eSIM (digital SIM)

4. Switch off your Spectrum Mobile SIM right before travel

5. Activate your prepaid data package


During activation, we’ll show you how to temporarily toggle off your Spectrum Mobile SIM to avoid data roaming charges while you travel, and you can use a prepaid eSIM data package instead!

Not a Spectrum Mobile customer?

Need prepaid data for your trip?

aloSIM has data package for 175+ countries

Questions about using eSIM for international data?

Contact aloSIM Support (available 24/7)