Mexico SIM Card
|Information and Talk Rates Chart|
|Key Features||Initial Credit||Talk Time||Text / SMS Rates||Internet/Data Service|
1000 minutes within Mexico or to the USA
1GB of mobile data
Unlimited texting within Mexico and to the US
New US phone number or keep your own
Unlimited calling/texting within the USA
English speaking customer service representatives available toll free 7 days/week
Mexico SIM Card with 1GB Data and 1000 minutes
The Mexico SIM card works in any unlocked cell phone or any phone locked to T-Mobile is available in nano, micro and standard SIM sizes. The service provides 30 days of unlimited texting within Mexico and back to the USA, 1000 minutes of calling within Mexico or to the US and 1GB of data. In addition, you can use the SIM card in the USA.* While you cannot add more credit in any 30 day period, 1000 minutes of calling and 1GB of data is enough for 99% of all travelers. If you are traveling for more than 30 days, each additional 30 days of service is available for $89.95. The service is on Telcel, the largest carrier in the Mexico. You will be issued a new US based cell phone number. If you need to retain your current number, simply forward your current number to the new phone number. The AT&T SIM card is available in standard, micro and nano sizes. If you need a SIM card that offers higher data capabilities, please visit Mexico Data SIM section.. If you select a nano or micro SIM card, we will also include a set of SIM card adapters and SIM tool to help you extract your current SIM card from your phone.
*Unlimited calling in the USA plus 1000 minutes of calls to Mexico and 2GB of data
|How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Mexico Compare to Your Current Carrier?|
|*Cellular Abroad's rates are all inclusive. AT&T, Verizon, etc. excludes tax, approximately 20% of value.|
|How Do Our 3G Data Rates For Mexico Compare to Your Current Carrier?|
|**T-Mobile only offers 2G data speeds.|
If your trip is longer than 30 days and you need to continue the service, you can purchase additional call and data credit. Please note that you cannot add additional credit to a SIM card within a 30 day period. Example, purchasing a recharge voucher will NOT give you 2000 minutes of call credit and 2GB of data within a 30 day period nor can this be done (Telcel caps the service to 1000 min and 1GB data per 30 day cycle). It will give you an additional 30 day(s) of 1000 minutes and 1GB of data. You may also call Cellular Abroad at +1-310-862-7100 (8am to 4pm PST, Monday through Saturday, English speaking reps), but you can also order online 24/7 through our website, before or during your trip to add additional service to your Mexico SIM card.
Mexico Recharge Voucher
only $89.95 for 1GB Data and 1000 minutes
Add more talk time and data to your telcel SIM Card and extend the service life. Each of these recharges gives 1GB Data and 1000 minutes while in Mexico.
There is 1GB of data included with this SIM card. For most travelers, that is more than enough data. For a SIM card with more data for Mexico, please visit Mexico Data SIM section.
Will the SIM card work with my phone?
As long as your cell phone is unlocked or is locked to T-Mobile and has the 850 and 1900 Mhz bands, it is compatible with our sim.
How do I know if my phone is unlocked?
You cannot tell physically if your cell phone is unlocked. If you are with AT&T and you put a different SIM card (such as T-Mobile) in and it picks up a network, it is unlocked. Conversely, if you put another SIM card in and it says, “enter subsidy code” or similar, it is locked. Call your carrier to check to see if your phone is unlocked or if it qualifies for being unlocked. If your phone is from AT&T, even though it is not unlocked, you will still be able to use the Mexico SIM card.
Do you offer micro and nano SIM cards?
Yes we do. They are available during checkout.
Why don’t I just purchase a SIM card when I get to Mexico?
Purchasing a SIM card in Mexico typically entails a lengthy wait in Mexico. In addition, if you don’t speak Spanish, explaining what you need to do may prove to be a challenge. Moreover, this particular SIM card is not sold in Mexico.
How good is the coverage?
In a word; excellent. As a rule of thumb, as long as there are roads that are traveled on and houses where people live, there is coverage, including Baja California.
Will it work as soon as I land in Mexico?
The SIM will work in the US as well as Mexico as soon as it is activated. Please email us the activation date as per the instructions we provide together with the SIM card.
Can I keep my usual number?
Yes you can. While the SIM card will have a different phone number than you currently have, you can forward your current number to the new number, this retaining your usual number.
Can I use the SIM card next year when I go to Mexico?
The service, along with the phone number, will expire after 30 days from activation unless you purchase additional 30 days of service.
More questions? Call us at 800.287.5072 and we will be glad to be of assistance.