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nathanjame

May 30, 2018, 7:19 PM

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Travelling from Vietnam and leaving my iphone at home.

Looking for cheap basic prepaid mobile to use during 5 week...for bookings etc and occasional call home.

I'm presuming choice/availability/cost would be better in Oaxaca than Vietnam??

Where is best place to buy? Best deals? Carriers?

Is it easy to change SIMs between countries..any problems with APN settings?

Thanks



RickS


May 31, 2018, 12:27 PM

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I doubt that anyone here is going to be able to compare costs with Vietnam but..... cellphones are readily available in Oaxaca, cheap or otherwise. Telcel is the leading cellphone company in Mexico and will probably have the best coverage and pre-paid cards are available on “every corner” or from Telcel themselves. Be sure you ask for a ‘Plan’ that allows International calling.


chicois8

May 31, 2018, 2:39 PM

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I brought an unlocked iPhone to Mexico, Telcel installed a sim card and I purchased the without limits plan, I can call in Mexico, USA and Canada and vice versa...Plan = $200 pesos a month or $10 USD...
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johanson


May 31, 2018, 4:50 PM

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I love my iPhone X and I can use it in most parts of the world. I am not sure of what type of service you get in Vietnam, but just maybe while here you could simply remove your local sim chip and replace it with a chip from the most popular cell phone carrier in Mexico, a sim chip from Telcel and choose a plan that best meets your needs while here.
Or you can easily buy a cheap phone as was mentioned above.
 
 
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