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Free International Calling

Call for free to 60+ Countries with every Tello plan

International Calling with Tello Mobile


No extra cost

Having friends abroad is the best. But dealing with huge phone bills & extra cost is not.

Tello's phone plans got you covered with more than 60 FREE international destinations.


No calling cards

Say bye-bye to calling cards, apps, add-ons or extra purchases!

With Tello, calling abroad is no different than calling across the street. It's all included in your plan.


No borders

Can't find the country you're looking for in our list of free international destinations?

Add Pay As You Go Credit to your plan, get super low rates anyway & stay connected!

International talk & text with every calling plan for all customers

See the crazy affordable plans
No data
500 MB
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
6 GB
8 GB
Unlimited data
No minutes
100 minutes Free text
300 minutes Free text
500 minutes Free text
Unlimited mins Free text

Unlimited data plan offers 25GB 4G LTE/5G. Unlimited 2G data on all plans after you've used your 4G LTE/5G balance.
Free calls to 60+ Countries with every calling plan, according to the available minute balance.

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More about our plans

  • Enjoy 4G LTE/5G: unlimited data usage, speed throttled down to 2G once you use up your plan's data amount (25GB for unlimited data option)
  • You can turn your smartphone into a hotspot with free tethering. Share your data plan balance free of charge with all your other devices or with your friends.
  • Minutes can be used for calls to 60+ Countries. The free international calls are available for every customer, new or old with every Tello plan that includes minutes.
  • Plans renew automatically every 30 days. Enjoy monthly billing and the freedom to cancel it anytime, without any charges.
  • You can upgrade or downgrade your plan anytime with no extra fees. The change is instant, and your remaining balance will roll over for the next 30 days.

What's in it for you

  • No contract, no fees
  • Start from $5
  • Free unlimited text
  • Free tethering
  • Reconfigure anytime
  • Free calls to 60+ Countries

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s so simple.
If you have a Tello calling plan and the international destination is on our FREE list, then your call to that international destination comes at no extra cost.
The minutes used for that international call simply get deducted from the minutes' balance of your regular Tello calling plan.
This also includes plans with unlimited minutes/text.
There are over 90 international destinations on the FREE list right now, so check the list here.
There are 2 ways:
From the Tello Dialpad:
  • Dial “+” then the “country code” then “area code” then “phone number” OR
  • Dial “011” then the “country code” then “area code” then “phone number”

From the “My Tello” App
  • Dial the destination number from the App keypad (always include country code) or choose from your phone "Contacts" tab (ensure the number is already saved in international format).
If the international destination is not on our FREE list it means that you will need Pay As You Go credit to connect a call to that destination.
You can see the call rates for calling that destination by entering the country name in the field provided on the International Calling page.
Our Pay As You Go page will tell you how many minutes for $20.
Yes. It certainly will. The “Free International Calling” feature depends only on where you are calling, not where you are calling from. However, because Tello does not offer “roaming” just yet, you will need to avail yourself of 1 of the following 2 options while abroad.

1. Wi-Fi Calling & Text This is a feature available on the vast majority of Tello GSM-compatible phones and you can check your phone settings to confirm.
It allows for calling & texting (sending & receiving) via the closest available Wi-Fi network which could be at a hotel, your office, at home, or even a Wi-Fi hotspot.
If you have set up Wi-Fi Calling correctly, it does not use up data from your Tello data plan, it just uses minutes from your calling plan as normal as long as the destination you are calling is included in our 60+ countries list.
See full details on this blog.

2. "My Tello" App
You also have the option of using our free "My Tello" app to make calls through Wi-Fi.
You cannot RECEIVE calls via the App and texting is also NOT available via the App - it is only to make calls.
The "My Tello" app is free to download for iOS and Android users.
To make a call, simply dial the destination number from the keypad (always include country code) or choose from your phone "Contacts" tab (ensure the number is in international format).
If the international destination you want to call is listed as FREE on our International Calling page, then the minutes of the international call are simply deducted from the balance of your plan - just like calling domestically.

If the destination is not FREE then you will need to purchase Pay As You Go credit to call that destination and you will be charged the rate you see on that page.
All Tello "minutes" plans include calls & texts to 90+ international destinations.
To see if the destination you want to call (no matter where from) is included, go to our International Calling page:
  • In the "Search Country" field type in the country name.
  • You will be given 3 results - rate to call landline, rate to call a mobile, and cost per text.
  • If the destination says FREE, that means it is included in the "minutes" plan and any minutes spent calling that destination will just be deducted from your normal "minutes" balance - just like calling domestically.
  • If the destination is not FREE then you will need to purchase Pay As You Go credit to call that destination and you will be charged the rate you see on that page.

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