What does unlocked mean?
Unlocked means that the phone is not configured or programmed to any specific provider network. With an unlocked phone you can access multiple networks by changing the SIM card.?

I purchased a Service plan and can't find my PIN - where is it?
Your PIN is located on the back of your Service Plan Card. To find the PIN on your Service Card, simply locate and scratch off the gray strip on the back of your card. Scratch off the gray strip in order to reveal your 15 digit Service Card PIN.

Can I call my friends and family in Mexico?
Yes, as long as you purchase and redeem a $60 Unlimited* International card. This card offers Unlimited calls to landlines in Mexico Plus 400 minutes to mobile phones in Mexico. And you can call up to 15 unique international destinations per service period.

Can my friends and family in Mexico call me?
Yes, as long their service allows it.

Will my phone roam in Mexico?
No, International roaming is not allowed.

How does your International Long Distance Rates compare to the competition?
The rates are quite competitive. For more information, please visit http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/unlimitedinternational

How can I tell if my phone will work?
SIM card will only work with a T-Mobile compatible or unlocked GSM phone. To activate your service, you will need a Telcel Unlimited 30-day Service Plan card or credit card. Some data services may not be available with all wireless devices. BlackBerrys and branded TracFone, SafeLink, NET10 or Telcel phones will not work with this program. In order for your phone’s data services to work, you must update your APN data settings, also called the Access Point Name. SIM card and Service Plan are not refundable. Please note that all services may not work with every device.

What is GSM?
Global System for Mobile communications is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world. Its promoter, the GSM Association, estimates that 80% of the global mobile market uses the standard GSM, which includes over 3 billion people across more than 212 countries and territories. The ubiquity of the GSM standard has been an advantage to both consumers (who benefit from the ability to roam and switch carriers without switching phones)

What is 3G?
3G is the generic term for third-generation wireless networks. Analog was 1G, Digital was 2G, and 3G is the third-generation platform for innovative, high-speed products and services. 3G makes staying connected faster, easier, and more fun, with increased speed for Web browsing, downloading content, attachments, video, playing games, and much more.

What is 4G?
4G is the term for the fourth-generation wireless, is a type of technology that can be used with cellular phones, wireless computers, and other mobile devices. This technology give users faster access to the Internet than most previous third-generation (3G) networks can offer, and it also offers new user options such as the ability to access high-definition (HD) video, high-quality voice, and high-data-rate wireless channels via mobile devices. The new technology is supposed to provide peak speed for Internet communication at 100 megabits per second (Mbps) for high mobility users, which includes those in cars and trains, and 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) for low mobility users, such as pedestrians or those who are stationary while using their device.

Can I download music, photos and videos to my phone?
Yes, depending on the specific capabilities of your device. All services may not work with every device.

Can I side load content to my phone?
Yes, if your handset has a media player then you can side load media into the memory card by loading the content directly from a computer.

Can my phone be used as a modem?
No. That is not permitted. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

What plans are available?
$45 for 30 Days of Unlimited Talk, Text, Data & 411 and $60 for 30 days of Unlimited Talk, Text, Data, 411 and International calling (ILD).

Where do you have coverage?
Please view our coverage page

Will I be charged more for domestic long distance calls?
There are no additional charges for domestic long distance calls or texts.

Are there roaming charges?
No.

Can I text message a friend who's not on this service?
Yes!

How many characters can a text message contain?
Text messages can contain up to 160 characters including spaces in each message. If a message is longer than 160 characters, it will be delivered in multiple messages.

Can I set up an email account on my phone or access personal e-mail?
Yes, if your phone allows it.

Do I have to sign a contract?
No.

Can I bring my own phone number?
Yes. You may transfer your telephone number from another company to Telcel online. To port in your existing telephone number to your Telcel SIM, the number you are porting must be active with your current service provider. You need to request Telcel to port in your number, and Telcel process your request in your behalf. In order to request the transfer and initiate the activation process, please go to http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/Activate and select the radio button option "Activate my phone with a number transferred from another company."

Is there an activation fee?
Never!

What should I do with my carrier specific or branded applications?
We strongly suggest that you uninstall or disable all carrier specific or branded applications that are on your phone. If you do not, these applications or your phone may not work properly.

Do I need to manually program the phone?
In order for your phone to work, you will need to update your APN (Access Point Name) found in your phone’s data settings. Some services, such as MMS or Browsing, may not work if you cannot make the required change to your handset. The necessary settings can be found in the red Activation Card that came with your SIM, or by visiting our Phone Programming Guide. To activate online: http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/Activate

Is there an early termination fee?
No

How do I make payments online with a debit card?
http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/Refill For live customer service & technical service: http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/Support To manage your account online: http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/MyAccount

How long does it take to move my existing mobile number to your service?
The transferring of your phone number might take a few hours; however, if there are any delays from your current wireless carrier, the transfer process could take up to 7 days and in the case of landline numbers, transfers may take up to 30 days.

Can I move my existing landline phone number to your service?
Yes, as long as it is still active

Do I get charged for 411 calls?
No.

I want to change my number to something else - can I do that?
Yes. Please contact Support for assistance, at 1-800-220-9518.

How do I reset my Voice Mail Pass Code?
To reset your pass code, call your Voice Mailbox and listen to the tutorial. If there are no instructions for resetting the pass code, contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-220-9518 to speak to a representative.

Does my plan support International Roaming?
No.

Can I use my Blackberry with your service?
No.

Will my service work overseas?
No.

If my account is deactivated because I didn’t Refill before my Service End date, do I need to acquire a new SIM card to reactivate my account?
No, as long as the account is Reactivated within 145 days a new SIM card is not needed.

Is International Calling available?
Yes, it’s available when you purchase and redeem a $60 Unlimited* International card. For more information, please visit http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/unlimitedinternational

Which countries are included in the ILD plan?
For more information, please visit http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/unlimitedinternational

How do I find out what the rates are to specific countries and call destinations? 
For more information, please visit http://www.TelcelAmerica.com/unlimitedinternational

Are there any restrictions?
SIM card will only work with a T-Mobile compatible or unlocked GSM phone. To activate your service, you will need a Telcel Unlimited* 30-day Service Plan card or credit card. Some data services may not be available with all wireless devices. BlackBerrys and branded TracFone, SafeLink, NET10 or Telcel phones will not work with this program. In order for your phone’s data services to work, you must update your APN data settings, also called the Access Point Name. SIM card and Service Plan are not refundable.
 


*TETHERING TO ANOTHER DEVICE IS PROHIBITED. OTHER LIMITATIONS APPLY. Please Refer to the Terms and Conditions.