Guadalajara - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

I use T-mobile. It's fine and cheap. I pay about $30 for 4 GB of data and unlimited calls. - Aug 2018

People seem to fall into 3 camps: use the office-issued Blackberry; keep their US number and use that; get a local plan. A popular local plan is with AT&T, about $30/mo, 5ish GB, free calls/texts to US/Canada, no roaming charges in US/Canada. - Feb 2017

Bring an unlocked phone. Telcel and other carriers are abundant. You can get a prepaid chip and refill it at most every grocery store. - Feb 2015

Most people bring unlocked iPhones and get a local plan once arriving. I have the maximum amount of data and it costs only US$40 or so a month. If you don't want a smart phone, you can wait and buy one locally when you arrive. They're sold at Oxxo (like a 7-11) for as little as US$30. - Jan 2015

Everything is avilable and inexpensive. - May 2014

Bring your own, buy a sim there.Getting a plan is a challenge. They do a full "investigation" and have trouble unless you have a local bank account. It is easier to just buy the monthly sim refill cards. - Apr 2014

Bring one from the US (they are about 30% more expensive locally) and use a local plan. - Jun 2013

Telcel. - Jan 2012

Cell service is great and pay-as-you-go plans are available. - Jan 2011

Most people have the Telcel pay-as-you-go service here. - Jun 2010

Telcel's Amigo is a good option. It's a rechargable/pay as you go plan. - Feb 2008

Don't get a contract!I f your phone is stolen, then you will incur a huge bill and it is difficult to cancel the contract. It is better to buy a cell phone and buy cards to load minutes. - Jan 2008

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