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Planning a short trip to US.  For emergencies, will a Telcel phone work in US?  I don't really care how much it costs, not sure if it will work at all.  This is a pay as you go phone, no plan. 

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Yes - when I am north use my pay as you go , no problem ( rarely use phone so cost no issue ) also get calls from down here !@!

Also worked in Europe which was handy on occasions

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Thank you Ian

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Ian- have you dialed MX landline or cell phones from the US with your TelCel pay as you go cell phone?
If so, please tell me what to dial in front of the area code and number.

thanks,

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Depends what country you are in as to international access code
Mexico country is 52

I "think"  if my recall right I have used 011-52-1-xxx-xxx-xxxx from the US , normally only call my wife to locate in large stores up north !!!! ( With her mx telcel # as well )


Rest of the time I tend to text.

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Richard be for you go if you have Amigo send them a text to 5050 in body of message put SL150 that will give you 30 days for 150 peso's free calling and texting to and from Mexico, US and Canada. You do have to have 150 peso on your phone before texting them though.

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thinking of buying a cheap phone here in San Carlos at  xoxo Do i have ability to call US and what is basic cost . I understand you buy the phone AND card but are you charged by minute or by the call  and if so what is it tks for help

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guzzi wrote: Richard be for you go if you have Amigo send them a text to 5050 in body of message put SL150 that will give you 30 days for 150 peso's free calling and texting to and from Mexico, US and Canada. You do have to have 150 peso on your phone before texting them though.
This offer actually started at 30 days, went down to 25 and is now at 23 days between expirations. But it is still a good deal. You can actually renew on line if you want to provide Telcel with a credit card (i choose not to) or you can pay at OXXOs or any of the usual places.
I used it to call and recieve calls from US numbers all summer. I dont think I called a Mex number while I was up there.

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According to this it's still 30 days
 
http://www.telcel.com/personas/telefonia/amigo/tarifas-y-opciones#!amigo-sin-limite

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Well, dont believe everything you read on the internet.


But I know a few of us in this town using that plan, and it is now down to 23 days.


When we first heard of it, it was 30 days. By the time we got into the big Telcel office in Guaymas to sign up, it was down to 25. Then, during the summer, it was reduced to 23 days.


Are you using it right now, Guzzi? I am, and it definitely expired after 23 days. Just renewed yesterday, using the 5050/SL150 thing and it immediately sent me a message saying it would expire in 23 days.

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Yes I am been using it since it started and it give me 30 days looking at reply text message now.

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Very strange.

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Also just check wife return text from Telcel 30 days also for 150 peso

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I figured it out.

We are only paying 100 pesos for this plan. That's what we were told it cost, when we went to Telcel to sign up.

So, 23 days @ 100 pesos is about the same as 30 days @ 150 pesos.

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I was wondering how long it would take you to figure it out. ;>))

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My TelCel phone works just fine NOB. I can use it to call anywhere in Mexico from anywhere NOB and can use it for ALL local calls wherever I happen to be. A problem though, is friends and relatives calling me; for them it's a long distance call to Mexico even if I'm next door.

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Please give the sequence of numbers you dial from the USA on your TelCel phone in front of a cell phone number in MX, if different from what Ian wrote above.
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From my cell, I put in +1 52 1 xxx-xxx-xxxx for voice/text calls to TelCel cell phones. I use this same combination in my US Phone and my Mexican Phone regardless of what side of the border that I am on with either phone...

If I'm texting someone on Movistar, sometimes it requires the 1 between 52 and the area code to be removed. Trial and Error.

Calls to Mexico City are always hard...
I should clarify... on my cell phone.. you get the + by holding down the zero on the keypad..
The +1 is like entering 011 ....
I enter every USA phone number as +1 xxx-xxx-xxxx and every Mexican phone number as +1 52 1 xxx-xxx-xxxx . I do this in both my mex and us phones...they always figure out how to dial the numbers no matter where I am.

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its actually 011 521 (XXX) XXX-XXXX right?

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To a Mexican cell phone, yes. To a Mexican land line omit the "1" after 52.

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When I did the text to 5050, the message that came back to me is typed below.
Can anyone tell me if it was successful by reading the message?

'Si quieres que tu Paquete Sin Limite 150 sea recurrente aplicando el cobro cada 30 dias responde este SMS con la palabra SI +Info http//pqta.telcel.com'

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It is asking you if you want them to renew it every 30 days. I be leave.

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OK...I only want it for this trip I will be making to the USA soon.  If I do nothing in response, will I have the texting/calling abilities for the next 30 days?

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"'If you want your package No Limit 150 to be recurring by applying the charge every 30 days, respond to this SMS with the word SI + Info http // pqta.telcel.com'"

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23 days will cost you P.$100 while 30 days will cost P.$200. If you recharge before time is up, your 23 or 30 days start running as of the recharge date. Time remaining on the old charge is not accumulated, so it's best to recharge a day or two before it runs out.



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