Consumer Cellular International Coverage
To make calls, send messages, and use data internationally, Consumer Cellular customers must enable international roaming on their devices. Consumer Cellular charges per minute for calls to and from international networks. The charge amount differs by country. You can check their international rates for each country here.
Note that they offer an exception to these charges for calls from the United States to Canada or Mexico, which all Consumer Cellular plans offer for free. While traveling outside the U.S., you may have to rely on international roaming charges, which vary by country but can be anywhere from 5 to 29 cents per minute, message, or MB of data.
If you are a frequent international traveler, purchasing an international SIM card can help mitigate these charges. When inserted into your phone, these cards allow you to temporarily use an international number to avoid extra fees, making most incoming calls and texts free.
International SIM cards are widely available at international airports as well as at convenience stores. Often, using a SIM card will be cheaper than using your existing Consumer Cellular service.