Last Updated on October 11, 2023 by Ron D. Morgan
If you want to know if your Spectrum Mobile phone will work in Mexico, the answer is YES. You can use your Spectrum Mobile phone in Mexico. This saves you the cost of buying a new phone or SIM card while on your trip to Mexico.
In summary, Spectrum Mobile has international roaming plans that allow customers to use their devices in selected countries like Mexico.
Continue reading to learn more about Spectrum Mobile’s plan for international travel including the cost and activation process.
Does Spectrum Mobile Work In Mexico?
Yes. Spectrum Mobile works in Mexico with its international roaming plan. With this plan, you can use your Spectrum Mobile phone while on your trip to Mexico. Continue reading to learn more about the Spectrum Mobile International Roaming plan.
How Does Spectrum Mobile International Roaming Work?
The Spectrum Mobile international roaming plan allows you to use your Spectrum Mobile phone outside the United States. The plan works in selected countries such as Mexico and Canada.
With the international roaming plan, you can make and receive calls, send and receive SMS and MMS and use your mobile data plan while in Mexico.
How To Activate Spectrum Mobile International Roaming?
The international roaming plan on Spectrum Mobile is activated when you activate your SIM card. So you don’t have to activate the plan when you are out of the country.
But to use the Spectrum Mobile data roaming, you may have to activate the settings on your device. You will learn more about that below.
Calls And Texts On Spectrum Mobile In Mexico
The international roaming plan allows you to make calls and send texts on your Spectrum Mobile phone in Mexico. Spectrum Mobile international roaming charges you on a ‘Pay As You Go’ basis.
This means that you are only charged when you make calls or send SMS. Note that the network will charge your account when you send or receive MMS.
Using Spectrum Mobile Data In Mexico
Spectrum Mobile also has an International roaming plan that allows you to use your mobile data while in Mexico.
The data speed to expect depends on the data speed available in your location in Mexico. But if there is LTE available in your location, you can enjoy LTE data speed while using your Spectrum mobile data.
Activate Spectrum Mobile International Data Roaming
You have to activate the international data roaming on your device to use the service in Mexico. The activation process depends on your device. Here is a breakdown of the activation process for most popular devices.
LG: Go to Settings> Network & Internet> Mobile Networks> Turn on ‘Data Roaming’.
Motorola: Go to Settings> Network & Internet> Mobile Network> Turn on ‘Roaming’
Samsung: Go to Menu> Settings> Connections> Mobile Networks> Turn on ‘Data Roaming Access.
IPhone: Go to Settings> Cellular> Cellular Data Options> Turn on ‘Data Roaming’.
Another option is to reach out to Spectrum Mobile customer support to activate the international data roaming for your device. Call 833-224-6603 while in the U.S. or 704-731-3001 while in Mexico and request to activate international data roaming on your device.
To turn off the data roaming option, follow the steps above for your device and select ‘turn off’ for data roaming.
How Much Does It Cost To Spectrum Mobile Phone In Mexico?
As mentioned earlier, the Spectrum Mobile international roaming service is billed on a Pay As You Use basis. So you only pay when you make calls, send SMS or MMS, and use mobile data. The rates for each are as follows:
. Calls: $0.02 per minute
. Mobile Data: $0.01 per MB
. SMS: $0.02 per SMS
Here is a breakdown of the Spectrum Mobile roaming rates for all countries.
Tips To Save Money When Using Spectrum Mobile In Mexico
If you feel that the international roaming rate is too expensive for your budget, don’t worry. There are tips to help you save money while using your Spectrum Mobile in Mexico.
. Compare Rates
It is advisable to compare rates. That is the rate of using a local phone in Mexico to that of roaming your Spectrum Mobile network. If using a local phone is a cheaper option, get only opt for roaming for important calls back home.
. Opt For Wireless Networks
Instead of activating the Spectrum Mobile international roaming data, you can opt to use the free wireless networks in Mexico. There are multiple areas where you can access free Wi-Fi in Mexico. Use this Wi-Fi map to find areas to access free Wi-Fi in your location in Mexico.
Spectrum Mobile International Roaming Vs International Calling Plan
It is good to first mention that the International Roaming plan is different from the International Calling plan.
The Spectrum international calling plan allows you to call other countries while in the United States. The international roaming plan allows you to make calls, send texts, or use mobile data while outside the United States.
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