With Tello Mobile, calling abroad is no different than calling across the street!
🔊 We’re super excited to share this news: your Tello phone plan got an upgrade, free of charge. The added benefit: free international calls to more than 60 countries, included in any phone plan!
This is our way of telling people who have family and friends abroad: we see you. We know how difficult it was to see them in the past year. And just how much you’ve missed being there, in person, for all the milestones, family events, and holidays.
Big families, with 10 chatty cousins overseas that know everything that happened on the block, are soooo fun! But extended families should not mean extended phone bills. Not on our watch!
We know calling cards and extra roaming costs added to your cell phone bill are a pain. We want to help. And what better time to do so than in the month of our 5 year anniversary? We know. We’re happy about it too!
➲ Things to know: is there really such a thing as a $5 phone plan with free international calls?
Actually, every Tello phone plan *that has minutes* will include, by default, the list of 60+ international destinations, free of charge.
Choosing a phone plan with international calls included is a great idea if you call abroad on a weekly/ monthly basis. The more frequent the international calls, the more sense it makes to make sure your phone service has this extra benefit.
Tello Mobile makes texting and calling internationally easier than any other provider. No more borders and sky-high phone bills. Or swapping SIMs 🙄.
See this phone plan combination?
It’s guaranteed to bring your savings for dayyyyys.
The second-month free deal is valid until May 31, 2021.
Yes, there’s still time to grab it if you add a new line to Tello.
After the promotion ends, you’ll pay the regular cost of the plan. Still a bargain!
📌 How to port your number to Tello
➲ What does that mean? How exactly are you going to be charged for calling a country that is included in your plan?
If you have an active plan with minutes included, we’ll deduct the number of minutes used to call that specific country from your plan balance. Just like before!
Until now, any Tello phone plan had calls to Canada, Mexico, China, and Romania included and worked exactly like mentioned above. Easy. The only change is that we’ve upgraded the list of international destinations.
➲ Where can you see the destinations included for free?
Head over here to see the complete list of countries included for free in any Tello plan. We even have a new page on our website, just for them. Yes, international calls to landlines and mobiles are both built-in your current plan, depending on the destination.
Really, it couldn’t be easier. See for yourself!
➲ How about international texts?
Best international phone plans without free unlimited text included? No, no way!
Of course international texts and MMS are a given. You get FREE international texts for all the countries included by default in your plan. For the rest, it’s just 1¢/text with Pay As You Go. No more international phone bill shock!
➲ Can’t find the country you’re looking for on our free list?
No need to worry. You can still get amazing savings with Pay As You Go Credit.
See our low international rates here and be sure to check from time to time, since we’re constantly reviewing and extending our list of free destinations, but meanwhile, you can use Pay As You Go Credit in addition to your plan and make cheap international calls using prepaid minutes.
Pay as you go credit from Tello is code for low minute-to-minute rates.
➲ How to call internationally with Tello Mobile?
If the international number you wish to call starts with a 0, you must omit this digit in most cases. The initial zero is a “trunk prefix” used solely for domestic calls within many countries.
The plus sign (+) used before an international telephone number can either be dialed or replaced with your country’s exit code. E.g.: if you are in the US and you see this UK number +44 7000 000 000 you can dial it as is or replace the plus sign with 011.
Note: On most modern phones, the + is not required. The phone sends along the digits dialed and the network interprets the intent.
I will be travelling overseas later this year, is there anything I need to do for my unlocked phone (Moto G7) and Tello service to work? Also if I call back to the US using the app over WIFI will the calls be free?
Alison, unfortunately, we don’t have roaming, so, when traveling, Tello will work solely via our App, using your Pay As You Go balance or to the US using your Plan balance. Thanks and safe travels!
I called Poland on this plan until I got disconnected all of a sudden. Now it says I should top up my account. And it’s nearly impossible to even find why I can’t call anymore or whether there is a minute limit – even in fine print. So FRUSTRATING!
Yulia, thanks for reaching out, but unfortunately I can’t be of much help.
Please call our Customer Support Team and they’ll look for your account and see what went wrong, fingers crossed!
Have a great day,
I have a Moto G Power (2021) and will be traveling in the UK later this year. Will I be able to make calls in the UK even though my phone doesn’t use the same band as international phones? I have verified that my IMEI number is compatible.
We don’t offer Roaming, so while you’ll be in the UK you won’t have Tello service.
The only way to use Tello while there would be while you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, through the Wi-Fi Calling & Texting feature – but that’s only while you are on a strong Wi-Fi connection.
If you want to use another SIM card (one from the UK) with your phone, that shouldn’t be a problem. You can check this with the UK provider that you plan to use.
Hope this answer your question ;)