Mar 23, 2006, 4:19 PM
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I’m not sure about wireless Internet access via a cell phone in Mexico, it might be available, I have just never looked for it. If it exists it will probably be expensive.
Re: [TlxcalaClaudia] Internet via cell phone
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Connecting your own laptop at an Internet café here is a viable alternative if that service is available at an Internet café in your location. I have done that in Ajijij at the CIA when visiting there. I don’t remember the cost now; it wasn’t high, probably about the same as using one of their computers.
Another possibility is to connect wirelessly at Internet Hotspots. There are fewer of them in Mexico, and just like in The United States, most of them are not free. There is usually a daily or sometimes monthly fee for using one of them. The fees, while not particularly high, are not outrageous either. For instance at most of the Starbucks in The US the fee is US$9.95 per day.
Here are some links to search for Hotspots in Mexico. Some of them will list the amount of the daily fee, or show if they are free, extremely few are free.
It’s been a few years since I found all these links using a Google search. There may be more of them now.
Finally, you might want to consider getting a Todito Card. It is dial up access, not wireless. They have access numbers all over Mexico, check to see if there is a number in the areas where you will be. You will need to have access to a telephone, remember not all Mexican hotels will have a telephone in your room, and often there is a per minute charge for making local calls from a Mexican hotel.
I always carry a Todito card in my laptop case when we travel down here as a backup. I buy the cheapest card they sell, $100 Pesos for 900 minutes, or 15 days unlimited access after you activate it. If I don’t activate it or use all the minutes, it expires in about 18 months. They are sold in various values, all the way up to $950 Pesos for 360 days of unlimited access. There are many places that sell them, including OXXO stores. They are like the 7-11 stores NOB and they are everywhere here, almost.
I hope you find a solution in these links, Rex
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