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How to recharge a Telcel phone in Mexico or the USA

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How to recharge a Telcel phone in Mexico or the USA
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The simplest, fastest, and safest way to get more call credit, data, or bundles for any Telcel phone.

Telcel has been among the most popular Mexican mobile carriers for close to 40 years. Not surprising, given its convenience. With a Telcel phone, you pay the same to call from Mexico to US and Canada as you pay to call within Mexico (and vice versa). That’s why many people keep their Telcel Mexico SIM cards when moving to the US. Another popular choice, especially when making a long-term move, is to get a Telcel America SIM card. That way, you have a US cell phone number, and you can still benefit from the good rates for calling Mexico. But even though using Telcel is convenient, recharging your Telcel phone might not always be. Especially if you’re used to buying your mobile recharge from a physical store. There’s no need for that anymore. Here’s the simplest, fastest, and safest way to get more call credit, data, or bundles for any Telcel phone.

Recharging a Telcel Mexico phone

There are two easy ways to recharge a Telcel Mexico phone – from the United States, from Mexico, or from anywhere in the world.
  • Recharge online on Recharge.com
  1. On the homepage, select the country where you want to recharge a phone. Pick Mexico, even if you’re somewhere else, because you’re recharging a Mexican SIM card.
  2. Select Telcel from the list of Mexican mobile carriers you’ll see.
  3. Pick your mobile recharge. You can choose from phone credit, Telcel Internet Amigo, or Telcel Amigo Sin Límite bundles.
  4. Enter the phone number you want to recharge and proceed to payment. You can pay for your Telcel recharge with PayPal, credit card, JCB, Alipay & more.
Done? The mobile recharge will be sent directly to the Telcel phone you provided.
  • Recharge via the Recharge.com app
  1. Download the Recharge.com app for iOS or Android.
  2. Enter the number you want to recharge. The app automatically detects the mobile carrier.
  3. Choose your mobile recharge. Phone credit, mobile data, or bundles? They’re all in the app.
  4. Pay securely with PayPal, credit card, or 56+ other payment methods.
Done! The recipient will get the recharge directly on their phone. Next time you want to recharge for the same Telcel phone, you can reorder with a single tap directly from the app home screen. It doesn’t get faster than this!

Recharging a Telcel America / Telcel USA phone

Since early 2021, the Telcel America brand doesn’t exist as such anymore. Instead, it’s now part of Simple Mobile. What does that mean for you? Not much will change, as Simple Mobile offers special international roaming in Mexico, as well as 15 other Latin American countries. The only thing that will be different is that from now on, you need to buy Simple Mobile recharge instead of Telcel America recharge. To recharge your Simple Mobile phone, follow the same steps as for recharging a Telcel Mexico phone. Only, when selecting a country, choose the United States instead of Mexico. Then, instead of Telcel, pick Simple Mobile as your mobile carrier. If you’re using the Recharge.com app, it’s even easier – simply enter your phone number and the app will show you the correct mobile carrier.



Recharge Telcel for yourself or someone else

Using the Recharge.com app or the Recharge.com website, you can recharge any prepaid phone in the world. Next to buying call credit for yourself, you can also send mobile recharge to friends and family in Mexico (or elsewhere in the world). Your support will reach home within seconds.

Ready? Download the Recharge.com app for iOS or Android

Written by

Kristina Kalpaklieva