Roaming with Xfinity Mobile: What You Need to Know

Want to travel to Europe for a week or two? Interested in calling your friends in Peru? Want to text your grandparents who are now traveling in Thailand? Before you can do so, you need to know whether that is possible with Xfinity Mobile. Today, we will get definite answers.

Can I roam internationally with Xfinity Mobile?

Xfinity Mobile allows its customers to roam internationally in over 200 destinations. To be eligible for roaming, your Xfinity Mobile account has to be in good standing and you must have completed, and paid for one billing cycle. If you meet these requirements, you should call (888) 936-4968 and international roaming will be enabled for your account.

No idea how roaming works? I made this comprehensive guide about what roaming is and how it works. It is worth the read – promised!

Is calling to Mexico and Canada free with Xfinity Mobile?

Calling to Mexico and Canada is not free. However, you can purchase the Mexico and Canada Call Pass, which allows you to make unlimited calls from the United States to numbers in Mexico and Canada for $10 (US Dollars) a month.

To enable the Mexico and Canada Call Pass, you have to log into your Xfinity Mobile account and go to Data Details. From there, you can add the pass to your line. Now, your calls to your friends in Mexico and Canada at a set monthly rate.

Currently, the Mexico and Canada Call Pass is only available to phones. Attempting to call from an Apple Watch to a Mexican or Canadian number will result in getting charged under international rates.

The pass stays active until you remove it. Then, it will remain active for the remainder of your current billing cycle.

The Mexico and Canada Call Pass would be worth it if you are certain to call to Mexico and Canada for more than 333 minutes (5:33 hours) within a billing cycle. Else, you would be overpaying for the pass.

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Is sending international text messages free with Xfinity Mobile?

Xfinity Mobile customers can send text messages to over 200 destinations free of charge, as long as the messages originate from within the United States.

Where can I roam with Xfinity Mobile?

Below are two tables with all the 235 destinations you can roam in together with their roaming rates.

Notes:
1. All prices are in US Dollars per minute or per MB used
2. Sending a text message while visiting a destination costs $0.10/message unless for free or not available.
3. Sending text messages on Saint Helena is not possible
4. Calling & texting to and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands is free. The same counts for data roaming
5. The tables are best viewed in landscape mode or desktop view (when on mobile)

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Xfinity Mobile Roaming Destinations & Rates – A-L

DestinationTalkData Destination TalkData
Afghanistan22Djibouti330
Aland Islands0.150.15Dominica0.250.25
Albania0.30.3Dominican Republic0.250.25
Algeria23Ecuador0.150.15
American Samoa28Egypt0.50.5
Andorra25El Salvador0.150.15
Angola25Equatorial Guinea0.150.15
Anguilla0.250.25Estonia0.150.15
Antarctica0.50.3Ethiopia5N/A
Antigua & Barbuda0.250.25Fiji0.30.15
Argentina0.30.3Finland0.150.15
Armenia22France0.10.1
Aruba0.250.25French Guiana0.30.3
Ascension1.5N/AFrench Polynesia24
Australia0.10.1Gabon55
Austria10.1Galapagos0.150.15
Azerbaijan11Gambia10.5
Bahamas0.250.25Georgia11
Bahrain11Germany0.10.1
Bangladesh0.80.8Ghana10.5
Barbados0.250.25Gibraltar11
Belarus0.30.3Greece0.150.15
Belgium0.150.1Greenland0.30.3
Belize0.150.3Grenada0.250.25
Benin20.5Guadeloupe0.250.25
Bermuda0.250.25Guam11
Bhutan24Guatemala0.150.15
Bolivia0.150.15Guernsey0.150.15
Bonaire0.20.15Guinea210
Bosnia & Herzegovina0.50.5Guinea-Bissau10.5
Botswana13Guyana0.150.15
Brazil0.150.15Haiti0.250.25
British India Ocean Territory0.250.25Honduras0.150.15
British Virgin Islands0.250.25Hong Kong0.150.15
Brunei20.5Hungary0.150.15
Bulgaria0.150.15Iceland0.150.15
Burkina Faso11India0.30.3
Burundi21Indonesia0.30.3
Cambodia0.50.3Iraq22
Cameroon11Ireland0.10.1
Canada0.10.05Isle of Man0.30.3
Cape Verde24Israel0.150.15
Cayman Islands0.250.25Italy0.10.1
Central African Republic115Jamaica0.250.25
Chad11Japan0.50.15
Chile0.150.15Jersey0.150.15
China0.30.3Jordan11
Christmas Island0.150.15Kazakhstan11
Cocos Islands0.150.15Kenya11
Colombia0.150.15Kosovo11
Comoros5N/AKuwait11
Cook Islands310Kyrgyzstan22
Costa Rica0.150.15Laos0.50.3
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)10.5Latvia0.150.15
Croatia0.150.15Lebanon210
Cuba33Lesotho0.50.5
Curacao0.250.25Liberia24
Cyprus0.30.3Libya23
Czech Republic0.150.15Liechtenstein0.150.15
Democratic Republic of the Congo11Lithuania0.150.15
Denmark0.10.1Luxembourg0.150.15
Diego Garcia8N/A

Xfinity Mobile Roaming Destinations & Rates – M-Z

DestinationTalkData Destination TalkData
Macao0.80.8Saint Lucia0.250.25
Macedonia0.150.15Saint Martin0.250.25
Madagascar55Saint Pierre & Miquelon3N/A
Malawi11Saint Vincent & the Grenadines0.250.25
Malaysia0.30.15Samoa11
Maldives525San Marino0.10.1
Mali12Sao Tome & Principe520
Malta0.150.15Saudi Arabia0.50.5
Malvinas8N/ASenegal11
Marshall IslandsN/AN/AQatar0.150.15
Martinique0.250.25Seychelles Islands55
Mauritania320Sierra Leone24
Mauritius24Singapore0.150.15
Mayotte24Sint Eustatius0.20.15
Mexico0.10.05Sint Maarten0.250.25
Micronesia1020Slovakia0.150.15
Moldova0.30.3Slovenia0.50.5
Monaco11Solomon Islands12
Mongolia22South Africa0.50.5
Montenegro0.30.3South Korea0.150.15
Montserrat0.150.15South Sudan2N/A
Morocco11Spain0.10.1
Mozambique13Sri Lanka0.30.3
Myanmar0.80.8Sudan11
Namibia24Suriname0.30.3
Nauru10.15Svalbard & Jan Mayen0.150.15
Nepal25Swaziland11
Netherlands0.20.1Sweden0.150.15
Netherlands Antilles0.20.15Switzerland0.150.15
New Caledonia25Syria0.15N/A
New Zealand0.10.1Taiwan0.30.3
Nicaragua0.150.15Tajikistan22
Niger11Tanzania11
Nigeria10.5Thailand0.150.15
Northern Mariana Islands0.30.3Timor-Leste12
Norway0.150.15Togo11
Oman22Tonga10.15
Pakistan0.80.8Trinidad & Tobago0.50.25
Palestine24Tunisia55
Panama0.150.15Turkey0.30.3
Papua New Guinea0.30.3Turkmenistan3N/A
Paraguay0.150.15Turks & Caicos Islands0.250.25
Peru0.150.15Uganda11
Philippines0.50.3Ukraine0.150.15
Poland0.150.15United Arab Emirates0.30.3
Portugal0.150.15United Kingdom0.10.1
Qatar0.30.3Uruguay0.150.15
Republic of the Congo11Uzbekistan22
Reunion24Vanuatu0.50.15
Romania0.150.15Vatican City0.10.1
Russia0.150.15Venezuela0.30.2
Rwanda11Vietnam22
Saba0.20.15Western Sahara11
Saint Barthelemy0.250.25Yemen16
Saint Helena1.5N/AZambia11
Saint Kitts & Nevis0.250.25Zimbabwe0.50.5
View of the city from a plane window

Can I roam on planes with Xfinity Mobile?

In-flight roaming is not possible with Xfinity Mobile.

Can I roam on cruise ships with Xfinity Mobile?

Maritime roaming is not available with Xfinity Mobile.

Is roaming with Xfinity Mobile worth it?

Roaming can be affordable if done in moderation. Phone roaming rates range from $0.10/min to $10/min (Micronesia). Data roaming fees start at $0.10/MB to $30/MB (Djibouti).

As always, I discourage data roaming on As-You-Go rates, as they can be incredible, like Djibouti. Roaming in Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, and Micronesia deserve mention too, as you will be charged $20/MB there.

Regarding texting, I like the fact that texting has a flat rate of $0.10 regardless of the destination (unless it is not supported by Xfinity Mobile). Even then, texting should be done with caution to prevent bill shock.

Finally, making phone calls while abroad. For the majority of destinations (59%), you will not be paying more than $1/min. For 79% of the destinations, you will not pay more than $2/min.

As long you are not going to have phone calls lasting half an hour, you will be fine with an incidental call here and there.

If you think it is too much of a hassle to keep track of your usage, consider getting a local SIM card or an international SIM card like OneSimCard, SimOptions, Surfroam, BNESIM, or SimCorner. I recently made a post comparing the most popular international sims out there. Check it out now!

To what destinations can I call to from within the US with Xfinity Mobile?

Xfinity Mobile users can call to 209 destinations ranging from $0.03/min to $2.00/min depending on the destination. You do not have to enable any setting to call internationally.

Notes:
1. All prices are in US Dollars per minute
2. Calling to and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands is free.
3. The tables are best viewed in landscape mode or desktop view (when on mobile)

Xfinity Mobile International Calls Destinations & Rates – A-L

DestinationPriceDestinationPrice
Afghanistan0.5Ecuador0.3
Aland Islands0.2Egypt0.2
Albania0.7El Salvador0.3
Algeria1Equatorial Guinea0.3
American Samoa0.1Eritrea0.7
Andorra0.3Ethiopia0.15
Angola0.4Fiji0.4
Anguilla0.4Finland0.2
Antigua & Barbuda0.4France0.05
Argentina0.2French Guiana0.3
Armenia0.3French Polynesia0.4
Aruba0.3French Southern Territories0.4
Australia0.1Galapagos0.3
Austria0.5Georgia0.5
Azerbaijan0.5Germany0.05
Bahamas0.3Ghana0.5
Bahrain0.3Gibraltar0.3
Bangladesh0.05Greece0.2
Barbados0.4Greenland1
Belgium0.05Grenada0.4
Belize0.4Guadeloupe0.2
Benin0.5Guam0.1
Bermuda0.2Guatemala0.2
Bhutan0.2Guernsey0.05
Bolivia0.3Guinea0.8
Bonaire2Guyana0.4
Bosnia & Herzegovina0.7Haiti0.5
Botswana0.4Honduras0.3
Brazil0.08Hong Kong0.05
British India Ocean Territory0.4Hungary0.2
British Virgin Islands0.4Iceland0.2
Brunei0.15India0.05
Bulgaria0.7Indonesia0.15
Burkina Faso0.8Iran0.4
Burundi1Iraq0.3
Cambodia0.1Ireland0.05
Cameroon0.5Isle of Man0.05
Canada0.03Israel0.08
Cape Verde0.5Italy0.05
Cayman Islands0.4Jamaica0.3
Chile0.2Japan0.15
China0.05Jersey0.05
Christmas Island0.1Jordan0.3
Cocos Islands0.1Kazakhstan0.5
Colombia0.08Kenya0.3
Costa Rica0.2Kosovo0.5
Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)0.5Kuwait0.3
Croatia0.7Kyrgyzstan0.5
Cuba0.9Laos0.2
Curacao2Latvia0.7
Cyprus0.2Lebanon0.3
Czech Republic0.2Lesotho0.7
Democratic Republic of the Congo1Liberia0.8
Denmark0.05Libya0.8
Djibouti0.7Liechtenstein0.5
Dominica0.4Luxembourg0.05
Dominica Republic0.2
Man on the phone

Xfinity Mobile International Calls Destinations & Rates – M-Z

DestinationPriceDestinationPrice
Macao0.2Saint Lucia0.4
Macedonia0.7Saint Martin0.2
Malawi0.7Saint Pierre & Miquelon0.7
Malaysia0.1Saint Vincent & the Grenadines0.4
Malta0.05Saudi Arabia0.2
Marshall Islands0.4Senegal0.5
Martinique0.2Serbia0.7
Mauritania1Sierra Leone0.8
Mauritius0.4Singapore0.1
Mexico0.03Sint Eustatius2
Micronesia1.5Sint Maarten0.2
Moldova0.7Slovakia0.2
Monaco0.5Slovenia0.7
Mongolia0.15South Africa0.3
Montenegro0.7South Korea0.5
Montserrat0.4South Sudan0.7
Morocco0.8Spain0.05
Mozambique0.4Sri Lanka0.3
Namibia0.3Sudan0.3
Nepal0.3Suriname0.7
Netherlands0.05Svalbard & Jan Mayen0.05
Netherlands Antilles2Swaziland0.4
New Caledonia0.4Sweden0.05
New Zealand0.1Switzerland0.2
Nicaragua0.4Syria1
Niger0.8Taiwan0.15
Nigeria0.2Tajikistan0.3
Northern Mariana Islands0.1Tanzania0.4
Norway0.05Thailand0.1
Oman0.7Togo2
Pakistan0.1Tonga1.5
Palau0.4Trinidad & Tobago0.3
Palestine0.4Tunisia1
Panama0.2Turkey0.2
Paraguay0.2Turkmenistan0.2
Peru0.8Turks & Caicos Islands0.4
Philippines0.2Uganda0.7
Pitcairn Island0.1Ukraine0.3
Poland0.3United Arab Emirates0.4
Portugal0.2United Kingdom0.05
Qatar0.4Uruguay0.3
Reunion0.4Uzbekistan0.2
Romania0.05Vatican City0.05
Russia0.3Venezuela0.2
Rwanda0.7Vietnam0.15
Saba2Western Sahara0.8
Saint Barthelemy0.2Yemen0.4
Saint Kitts & Nevis0.4Zambia0.7

Is making international phone calls worth it with Xfinity Mobile?

International phone calls start from $0.03/min (Canada and Mexico) up to $2.00 (Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Curacao, and Togo). As always, it depends on how much and how long you intend on calling numbers abroad.

For example, calling a friend in Kazakhstan for 15 minutes would cost you $7.5 ($0.5/min). Not too bad – you would probably spend more on lunch. However, the same call to Saba would be $30 ($2.00/min). Worth it? Depends on how deep your pockets are 😉

As always, I would prefer using internet-based apps to call internationally with WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or Skype.

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Enjoy your trip!


Sources:

https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/plan/international

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Ernest Adu

Ernest Adu, going by just Adu, is the founder and editor at Phone Travel Wiz. He has been a traveler for 6 years. Although from Europe, the Netherlands, Adu's favorite region in Asia, in particular, East and Southeast Asia. He currently lives in Tainan, Taiwan due to the current pandemic and does not have any travel plans for after his stay in Taiwan.

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