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donna/puebla

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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Many posts down, past the unnecessary parodies, jabs, prods, punches and genuinely valuable information for living and working in Mexico a thread was issued concerning cell phone usage while on extended stay in Mexico.<p>For anyone that cares, it is possible to have some current US cell phones programmed with a Telcel “Amigo” plan (prepaid minutes) in conjunction with your US plan. My husband was able to have his Verizon wireless cell phone programmed for 113.00 pesos (appx $12) and the fee included 100 free minutes! The important thing to remember is that you should have the phone programmed in the state you’ll be visiting for the minute charges skyrocket out of the “plan” area. For a person planning extensive travels I don’t know that this would be an ideal option. But for a new full/part-time resident or student realize there might be a cheap, simple way to acquire a plan in Mexico using your current phone. Yet another reason to love Mexico!



RM

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There is a very good article about that on the WEB by R. Fergusonthe link for it is attached.<p><p>
: Many posts down, past the unnecessary parodies, jabs, prods, punches and genuinely valuable information for living and working in Mexico a thread was issued concerning cell phone usage while on extended stay in Mexico.<p>


LJ

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Good idea, but you also might consider that if you are planning to use that same phone again when you return to the US (don't know about Canada) they will not be able to/interested in reprogramming it back. We faced that ourselves, but with all the plans, options and free phones/rebates up here, it worked out in the end. After waiting almost 2 years for a phone line in Mexico, the cell phone and amigo plan really helped out.


ET

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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: Good idea, but you also might consider that if you are planning to use that same phone again when you return to the US (don't know about Canada) they will not be able to/interested in reprogramming it back. <p>Check your existing phone documentation before buying another phone. It's not at all unusual for a cellular phone to feature "Dual" or "multiple" NAMs (technically Number Assignment Modules, although you'll never find the term spelled out except deep inside the phone documentation). With such a feature, a cellular phone outlet of even modest technical abilities beyond the selling of service plans and new phones, will be able to "program" the phone with a second (or more, depending on the phone) phone number, allowing you to switch back and forth between networks with a few simple keystrokes. <p>The cellular phone will naturally need to be compatible with the network you'll be signing up with.


xochitl

Nov 30, 1919, 12:00 AM

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:Leave your cell at home, buy one in Mexico, get a plan in your area, buy pre pago (prepaid) cards and use a Ladatel card and public phone to call home. If you don't have a permanent home here, this is your cheapest way to go, you will be in contact with those in the North, have access to the Dominos in your town, if you are traveling around there are lots of places to buy the pre pago cards <p>Saludos, Xochi
 
 
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