Change Mobile offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to the United States. Plans start from US$4.50 and give you 4G & 5G coverage from T-Mobile & Verizon.

If you're planning a trip to the United States, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Change Mobile eSIM.

You can get a Change Mobile eSIM from US$4.50 at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in the United States for up to 7 days. The Change Mobile eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to the United States and gives you an allowance of 4G & 5G mobile data to use whilst you're there.

In this article, we'll look at the Change Mobile service in the United States, including how you're able to get it and the best Change Mobile eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Change Mobile eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in the United States (e.g. through international roaming).

Plans From: US$4.50 for 7 days
Best Deals:
Compatible Devices:
  • Apple iPhone 11 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer
  • Google Pixel 3 and newer
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Coverage: 4G & 5G coverage (T-Mobile & Verizon)
Voucher Code: Save 5% on all Change Mobile eSIMs using KEN5 voucher code

Change Mobile Plans

If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in the United States, you can get a Change Mobile eSIM from only US$4.50 for 7 days usage.

To get a Change Mobile eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Change Mobile eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Change Mobile eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.

The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Change Mobile in the United States:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
AiraloNoneNone1GBUS$4.50
(US$4.50)
valid for 7 days
AiraloNoneNone2GBUS$8.00
(US$8.00)
valid for 15 days
AiraloNoneNone3GBUS$11.00
(US$11.00)
valid for 30 days
AiraloNoneNone5GBUS$16.00
(US$16.00)
valid for 30 days
AiraloNoneNone10GBUS$26.00
(US$26.00)
valid for 30 days
AiraloNoneNone20GBUS$42.00
(US$42.00)
valid for 30 days

As a special offer for June 2023, you can get a 5% discount on all Change Mobile eSIMs when you enter the KEN5 voucher code at checkout.

See all Change Mobile eSIM deals →

Once you've ordered your Change Mobile eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in the United States. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in the United States and turn your cellphone on.

Your Change Mobile eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Change Mobile eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).

Alternatives to Change Mobile

The main disadvantage of Change Mobile is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in the United States when you're using the Change Mobile eSIM in your phone.

If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in the United States, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.

If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in the United States (starting with +1), you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in the United States.

Change Mobile Coverage

If you're using a Change Mobile eSIM, you'll have access to 4G & 5G mobile coverage in the United States. This is provided by the following partner networks:

Coverage ProviderNetwork TypeCoverage Area
T-Mobile4G & 5GUnited States
Verizon4G & 5GUnited States

There's no international roaming available on a Change Mobile eSIM. Therefore, you won't be able to use it outside of the United States. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you may need to get a separate eSIM for the other countries you visit.

Other Airalo eSIMs

Airalo's Change Mobile eSIM can only be used in the United States. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you could consider getting a Discover Global eSIM. This eSIM plan will work in the United States, as well as a number of other countries.

Discover Global eSIM

Airalo's Discover Global eSIM will also work in the United States, giving you 4G coverage from AT&T. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 84 other countries. The Discover Global plans start from US$9 for 1GB of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
Discover GlobalNoneNone1GBUS$9.00
valid for 7 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone3GBUS$24.00
valid for 15 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone5GBUS$35.00
valid for 30 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone10GBUS$59.00
valid for 60 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone20GBUS$89.00
valid for 180 days

Other Country Specific eSIMs

You can also buy other country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:

For more information, read our Airalo review.

More Information

For more information about Change Mobile, please see the Airalo website. If you're based inside the UK, you can also read our guide on the best SIM cards for roaming in the United States.

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