Need A Phone While in Mexico?

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Data Plan

Your cell phone rental for Mexico includes 10GB of data (up to 30 days) within Mexico or the United States. In the unlikely event that you use the entire amount of allotted data, your internet speed will drop down to 2G. For an idea how much data this is, please use this handy rate calculator.

Your cell phone rental includes 1000 minutes of calling while you are in Mexico. This includes incoming and outgoing calls within Mexico and back to the United States. You will be assigned a US cell phone number. If you wish to retain your usual cell phone number, you can simply forward your usual number to your new number and deactivate the forwarding when you return. If you rented a data capable phone (the iPhone or the Samsung), you will also have 1GB of data service while you are in Mexico. You can also send and receive an unlimited amount of texts.

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Deluxe Rental Phone
3G and Wifi w/ Android phone
  • US cell phone number (or keep your usual number)
  • Unlimited calling and text messaging
  • 10GB of 3G mobile data in Mexico
  • Also works in the USA
  • Great coverage through Telcel, the largest Mexican carrier

Rental Rates*
1-14 Days 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks
$8.00 a day $120.00 $135.00 $150.00 $165.00
*3 day minimum

*PLUS 79.95 for unlimited calling and 10GB of data.


Mexico Rental Phones

The main advantage of renting a cell phone for your trip to Mexico through Cellular Abroad is to avoid the high roaming fees and poor coverage often associated with using your US or Canadian cell phone. Our Mexico rental phones offer unlimited calling and texting in Mexico as well as the United States as well as calls and texts between Mexico and the US. In addition, if you rent the Deluxe Samsung phone or the iPhone4, you will also have 10 GB of internet connectivity at 3G speeds. 10GB of data is considered to be a virtually unlimited amount of cellular data and is certainly more than enough for 99.9% of travelers. In Mexico, our rentals work directly on Telcel without roaming, guaranteeing that the data speeds and connectivity are superior and faster than roaming with your carrier. In the United States the service is on T-Mobile. Please note that if your trip is longer than 30 days, you will need to purchase an additional 30 day bundle of service for $79.95.

Call Rates and Features

Your cell phone rental includes unlimited calling and texting in Mexico. This includes calls and texts back to the United States as well. You also have 10 GB of internet connectivity at 3G speeds. You will be assigned a US cell phone number. If you wish to retain your usual cell phone number, you can simply forward your usual number to your new number and deactivate the forwarding when you return.

In addition, your cell phone will work in the United States. You have unlimited calling and texting in the United States to US and Mexican cell phone numbers. Your 10GB allotment of data can also be used in the US


Ordering a Rental Phone is easy. We offer 3 different handset options for Mexico. The Standard Rental is ideal for travelers who do not need data. The Deluxe Rental is an Android based smartphone and the iPhone Rental is preferable for travelers who are accustomed to Apple products. Select the phone that you need along with the departure and return dates. You will pay $99.95 for the call time and data service regardless of the length of your trip (up to 30 days). Once you receive your rental, please confirm your departure date with us (we understand that travel plans can change) and we will activate the service and email you your phone number. You can begin to use the phone immediately as soon as you receive the phone number - even in the US.

You can order online or speak to one of our expert advisors at 1-800-287-5072 and they can place the order for you. Time permitting, we deliver the Phone Rental 2 business days prior to you departure using USPS, UPS or FedEx. We can deliver the following day (except Sunday) for those with immediate departures. If you are ordering after 1:30 PST for next day delivery, please place your order via our toll free 800 number so that we can ensure that your order is promptly processed.


You will receive a fully charged Rental Phone, complete with a convenient travel pouch and international chargers and plug adapters and simple instructions. If you have any questions, please call us or email us.


Your Phone Rental will be activated the day that you request service to commence. You will receive instructions together with your rental.

Returning your Rental Phone

We will send you a prepaid return label with your package. Please retain it and, upon return from your trip, drop off the package at FedEx or USPS (as per instructions) within 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. Cellular Abroad will charge late fees at their own discretion if the return shipping date is later than 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. For more information, see Cellular Abroad's full Terms & Conditions.

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date. Please note that we must have a 2 week window in order to ship ground.
  • How many minutes do I have?
    You have an unlimited amount of minutes to talk to any number within the USA or Mexico. You also have unlimited texting capabilities.
  • What can I do with 10GB of data?
    In a word, a lot. Most people will not come close to using that much data.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • $99.95 for initial talk-time/data voucher (1 per phone). If your trip exceeds 30 days, you will need another talk-time/credit voucher.
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental at least two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but it's always best to turn on the battery once you receive the rental and check to make sure it is fully charged.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    They will pay whatever they usually pay when dialing a US based number.
  • How good is the service in Mexico?
    Cellular coverage is typically very good in Mexico but as a rule of thumb, wherever there are people and buildings, you will have coverage. The coverage is on Telcel which is the largest carrier in Mexico
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.

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