Feb 14, 2012, 8:09 PM
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A few years ago, a law was being enforced requiring anyone with a cell phone to register it with a CURP number. The law was faulty because it allowed anyone to use anyone else s CURP number, it was discarded in a few months. The law was intended to prevent criminals from using untraceable, throw away phones.
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The manager of our local cell phone provider, ISACELL, told me to just register our phones using my Mexican wife's CURP number. We had 3 cell phones at that time, all of them were in my name. One was for my wife, one was for her mother, my suegra, and one of them was for my use.
According to newspaper reports, several hundred people registered their cell phones using President Calderon's CURP number.
The problem with getting my own CURP number is that they keep moving the office that issues them. I even asked my facilitator to help me find them. He could not find any office that issued them here in Cuernavaca. I will probably get a CURP number someday, when I can find an office for them here, in case they are ever required for something again.
For most of México, Telcel is the worst cell provider with the poorest service and coverage in the entire Republic. For an extra cost of about $3 US Bucks per month, I also have road insurance to have about five liters of gas brought to me, more if I want to pay for it, tire changes, and minor repairs to start a car, or towing service to the nearest full service garage if necessary. I thought it was good to have while my wife was living, now that I am down to only one phone, it is still worthwhile. A cell phone is pretty much a necessity when traveling here.
When I had three phones, we could call one another anywhere in the Republic at no charge. I used to call my wife when she visited her aunt in Ajjijic, or when she visited her family in México City, no charge.
At any time, there may be good reasons to have a CURP number here that might not be obvious to a casual visitor.
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