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 Posted: Mon Sep 12th, 2016 06:42 pm
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Palmadita: For your situation, TelCel might be a good choice. One downside is for people who call you from Canada. It might not be a free service for them.

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We got Cricket (a subsidiary of AT&T) at the start of the year because of the unlimited Canada, USA and Mexico use.

Great in the beginning. However, It's been a huge disappointment here in Alamos recently. Tons of dropped calls. Email rarely updates. If you rely on your phone for work like I do, it's tough at the moment.

I have a TelCel pay as you go plan too on a separate phone, but I can't keep the data from sucking all of my saldo.... and I've poured over every setting of Windows10Mobile to prevent it. Thinking it's heavy Win10Mobile / TelCel Telemetry data mining that is just killing it. Dissapointing. Two phones, Two plans, and can't seem to get reliable coverage.

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frankiej wrote: plans are scams!  no matter what company or country your in!
This is a potato comment.  There is a time and place for everything.  I have 6 lines (5 smartphones) with unlimited data and free roaming all over North America.

I can't go Telcel, because I need to be reached on my US number when traveling anywhere in the world.

When traveling outside NA I'll buy a mobile hotspot and tether to it using Wi-Fi.


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ian, I am really looking towards a telcel 2 year plan with a phone included for 199 pesos per month. Our needs are simple, I think this is best for us. We will upgrade the phone that they offer. Thanks every one for the help and advice! It helped tremendously!

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i am just a country boy,  someone explain to me what a potato comment is?
JZ,  if you are such a world traveler and have 5 cells and 6 lines,  spending all that money on cell phones, why don't you have a satellite phone!!!!!!!!
read post #19 seems to work well in europe!!

it makes more sense that your sarcastic comments!

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Potato means exactly what you think it means.

Six phones for six ppl my man. Wife, 3 kids, and wife's mom.  A "plan" is the cheapest solution.

When I did the trip to La Paz in July I took a satellite phone with me. Rented it for two weeks.

Here's the Whitsunday Islands from April, btw.




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potato; is a starchy,  tuberous crop from perennial nightshade, "solanum tuberous l."
maybe your vernacular is different than mine!

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JZ, that doesn't sound like a plan, sounds more like a codependency!

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Sorry Pat , in Europe so slow seeing your note.
Cool if it works for you and serves your needs - perfect.
Best
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Frankiej, satellite phones are very expensive, as are the few calling plans that are offered. That puts them out of reach for everyday use, nevermind giving them to kids, lol, for a couple grand per month for each kid, considering their reliance on calling and texting. The value of satellite communications is in being able to reliably make and receive calls almost anywhere in the world -- desert, rain forest, etc. They're also popular with survivalists.

I rented one for my grandson for the year he was deployed to Iraq so he could call family. You really can't compare it to landline and cellular phone service.

JZ, that's a gorgeous photo!

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biscuit, my response was to post #23,  he states he had 5 phones and 6 lines!  after i suggested a satellite phone he clarified it was for his wife, children, and mother in law!
that makes a big difference! 
there is a new satellite phone product on the market, that allows for only text messages, it runs about $3/350. i don't know how much for the service hook up!
i liked the photo also!

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I have AT&T and I love it.  Have 3 phones, 15gb of data, unlimited talk, LD, text and email.  Recently converted from the old Mexico plan to the newer 15GB plan and got Mexico/Canada service included.  Just finished a long weekend in San Carlos with lots of local calls, texts etc and the additional charge was zero.  
May not work for someone full time SOB but works great for us.

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Bart: Everything you said also applies to the TelCel Sin Frontera plan. As you implied, it all depends whether you are living in the USA or in Mexico. I live full time in Mexico and TelCel is much better for me. But, I did spend a lot of time in the USA at one point and ATT worked great then.

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I have Telcel "sin fronteras" plus their 4G stick. I am currently at Red Fish Lake near the Sawtooth mountains in Idaho with no internet but with 4G. Works beautifully for only P.$300 more per month!

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Richard Baca wrote: I have Telcel "sin fronteras" plus their 4G stick. I am currently at Red Fish Lake near the Sawtooth mountains in Idaho with no internet but with 4G. Works beautifully for only P.$300 more per month!
I thought Telcel stopped selling the 4G usb modem?

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many people have offered sound solutions and their experiences!  
it is up to the individuals personal needs to have a correct answer for their particular situation!  what is good for the goose may not be good for the gander!
all the variables have been discussed,  the main factors being where you are or reside primarily,  NOB or here in sonora!  
the focus should have maintained the valid issues of travelers from canada, USA, and mexico! 
 mixing world travel phone issues is another particular subject matter!

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I agree with you, FRankie. I am a Canadian. Canadian's experiences and needs with cell phone carriers are much, much different than Americans. We now live full time in Mexico. In the end, the AT&T Mexico plan purchased in Mexico seemed more attractive than the telcel plan, but I chose the telcel plan because I heard a lot of negative comments about AT&T Mexico plan. The telcel plan that I finally purchased was for 499 pesos/month. It included a Lanix smart phone. It has unlimited minutes and texting all over Mex, USA, and Can. It has 3 GB data and 3 GB of Facebook and Whatsapp. They changed the settings to English for me. I spoke to a fluent English speaking agent. He says I can use it all over Canada, too. There is not much cell competition in Canada. Canada is one of the most expensive countries in the world for telecommunications. When we are there, we pay a dollar a minute prepaid, so this plan is great for us. Just hope it comes through for us. Fingers crossed. Frankie is right. When one is looking for advice, it is hard to sift out what is apples and what is oranges. Thanks everyone for taking the time to post and give me more info to base my decision on. Much appreciated! 👍🏼

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thank you palamita!!  i bought my first smart phone 2 years ago!  OK keep laughing,  i can still can read smoke signals!!
i did my home work, Iphone or android!  i was looking for something that would take the beating i would probably be giving it!  i went to telcel here "WOW" sticker shock!!!! the phone which was the rage was about $1,000.usd !!  i left thinking and using my hands,  on the right hand a 70" flat screen TV,  on the left hand the latest rage in smart phones!
i couldn't justify to my smoke signal / flip phone mind that i needed to move into the 21st century!
while shopping on amazon i realized they sold cell phones! but better they sell unlocked cell phones!  i did more home work for my particular needs and found the samsung X- cover was the phone for me! at $300. shipped to my tucson address and being able to use my existing "chip" , i was in business!! 
later mr. slim decided to to conform to NOB advancements and allowed unlimited roaming!
one day crossing the border and getting ready to turn on my NOB verizon phone,  my mexican phone lets me know i can use the free roaming plan.  i decided what the heck press the keys and see what happens!
remember i have "pay as you go",  next thing i know i am getting calls and whats app messages WOW!!!
here is what happened to the smoke signal / flip phone guy!  i tried to make calls in the arizona they wouldn't go through, why?? Da , i had my NOB phone #s programmed to dial out of mexico.  turned to the key pad a dialed my mom and said HI!!!
i am on my cell phone a lot i buy 500 pesos about every 2 months,  thanks a lot for me using whats app!

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I have a basic Tecel prepaid phone that used to work in Tucson, now it doesn't. The guy at the local T mobile said the sim card is probably bad. Any comments? Thanks.

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frankiej wrote: thank you palamita!!  i bought my first smart phone 2 years ago!  OK keep laughing,  i can still can read smoke signals!!
i did my home work, Iphone or adroid!  i was looking for something that would take the beating i would probably be giving it!  i went to telcel here "WOW" sticker shock!!!! the phone which was the rage was about $1,000.usd !!  i left thinking and using my hands,  on the right hand a 70" flat screen TV,  on the left hand the latest rage in smart phones!
i couldn't justify to my smoke signal / flip phone mind that i needed to move into the 21st century!
while shopping on amazon i realized they sold cell phones! but better they sell unlocked cell phones!  i did more home work for my particular needs and found the samsung X- cover was the phone for me! at $300. shipped to my tucson address and being able to use my existing "chip" , i was in business!! 
later mr. slim decided to to conform to NOB advancements and allowed unlimited roaming!
one day crossing the border and getting ready to turn on my NOB verizon phone,  my mexican phone lets me know i can use the free roaming plan.  i decided what the heck press the keys and see what happens!
remember i have "pay as you go",  next thing i know i am getting calls and whats app messages WOW!!!
here is what happened to the smoke signal / flip phone guy!  i tried to make calls in the arizona they wouldn't go through, why?? Da , i had my NOB phone #s programmed to dial out of mexico.  turned to the key pad a dialed my mom and said HI!!!
i am on my cell phone a lot i buy 500 pesos about every 2 months,  thanks a lot for me using whats app!


Too long, didn't read, but if you didn't buy a Samsung Note you made the wrong choice.

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