International

Travelling abroad? MTS has roaming solutions for our CDMA and 4G customers.

When travelling outside of North America with your 4G LTE wireless device you will roam in 200 countries world-wide on 4G HSPA+ wireless networks. You will also roam on 4G LTE wireless networks in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and South Korea. Check back here before you travel as the list of LTE countries will grow.

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MTS now has roaming coverage in over 200 countries around the world. This means 6X the global coverage when compared to our existing CDMA network.

View the complete list of International Coverage for 4G Network.

The CDMA network offers excellent coverage within Manitoba, throughout North America, and several international destinations. The CDMA network does not provide coverage to as many international locations as the 4G wireless network.

If you currently own a CDMA wireless device and are planning a trip outside of North America, please visit your nearest MTS Connect store to verify your device's international roaming capability.

Because we continue to expand our international coverage, we recommend that you contact us for up-to-date information. And remember, before you travel, visit an MTS Connect Store to verify or update your phone's international capability - use our Store Locator page to find one near you.

Roaming Rates

4G

Voice rates vary based on your location and are organized according to different international zones. Before travelling, please ensure you know which zone you will be in, so you will know what your rates will be. The zones are as follows:

ZoneVoice Rates (All Calls)*
United States & Mexico $1.55/min
Europe $2.00/min
Latin America/Caribbean $3.00/min
Asia/Oceana $4.00/min
Middle East & Africa $4.00/min
Cruise Ships $7.00/min
Satellites $12.00/min

*excludes calls to or from cruise ships, satellites, Cuba, Falkland islands or the Cook islands (list may change without notice.)

All roaming airtime will be rounded up to the nearest minute.

CDMA

Voice rates vary based on your location and are organized according to different international zones. Before travelling, please ensure you know which zone you will be in, so you will know what your rates will be. The zones are as follows:

ZoneVoice Rates (All Calls)*
United States & Mexico $1.55/min*
Europe $2.00/min*
Latin America/Caribbean $3.00/min**
Asia/Oceana $4.00/min**
Middle East & Africa $4.00/min**

All roaming airtime will be rounded up to the nearest minute.

We recently changed the way our data roaming system works. You'll never get charged pay-per-use rates for data while roaming outside of Canada, even if your data roaming is turned on. To use data while roaming, simply purchase one of our Data Passes directly from your device (ensure Wi-Fi is off and data roaming is turned on). You can review our Data Passes on our Travel page.

You will be unable to use data unless you have purchased a Data Pass or are using an available Wi-Fi connection. If you do not want to use data, you can choose not to purchase a Data Pass and your data roaming services will be automatically suspended.

CDMA/HSPA

No matter which phone you have, receiving a text message is free, whether you are in Manitoba or roaming. The pay-per-use cost to send a text messages while roaming is $0.75/message (up to a max $75/month).

Prices are in Canadian dollars.

Unlock your device

If you are travelling outside of North America (Canada, U.S., and Mexico) and want to take advantage of the local networks in that country, we will unlock your device free of charge providing you’ve had MTS wireless service for 90 days and your account is in good standing. Visit Unlock Your MTS Mobile Device for Use with Other Carriers for more info.