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Calling from outside the U.S.The international rates listed below apply to calls placed while in the U.S. However, Consumer Cellular devices will not be able to connect to our cellular network outside of the U.S. While traveling internationally, we recommend powering your phone off or placing a smartphone into airplane mode.
Here’s a tip for smartphone users: while in airplane mode, connect to a Wi-Fi network and use an App like Google Hangouts, Skype or FaceTime (for iPhone). These apps allow you to make voice or video calls back to the U.S. at no charge. Testing this functionality before leaving the country is also recommended
I suggest using an App called Signal. The downside is you and your called need Signal to work. It does work over WiFi. The key is to turn on Airplane mode and leave it on and turning on wifi mode and finding a WiFi connection. WiFi is universal world wide.
Make sure you stay in Airplane Mode until you are back in US cellular service area.
You can also use FaceTime Audio but again both people need an Apple device.
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By Maggie Righetti