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I was just wondering if anyone has been able to use cell phones down there to text people at home? We're trying to figure out the best way to keep in touch with our family who will be home in Canada.

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1. Re: cell phones

I found the best way to stay in contact was to buy a phone card (sold all over) and just use one on the pay phones.

I believe it's very expensive for roaming charges down there.

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2. Re: cell phones

Rogers told me my cell would work in Mexico and it doesnt. It worked in England tho. I think if I had an iPhone or other smart phone it'd work.

There are internet cafes in Manz. and your hotel may well have internet access too.

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3. Re: cell phones

The two best solutions have been suggested already. A couple years ago I had roaming charges of $150 USD for one week while in Manzanillo. It can be VERY expensive.

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4. Re: cell phones

Unless you have the ability to have your cell service turned off, but wifi turned on, you'll really want to check with your carrier about your roaming charges before you text from Mexico. There's decent cell coverage in the Manzanillo area, but the roaming fees can be really, REALLY bad.

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5. Re: cell phones

Depends on your carrier .Last year we texted from Mexico constantly and with unlimited text msg at home we were not charged call your carrier get an unlimited plan and make sure there are no roaming charges ( which there should not be with text msg only voice ccalls)

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6. Re: cell phones

My I phone rarely worked in Manzanillo. Do you have a skype account? That might work at an internet cafe or hotel computer.

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7. Re: cell phones

use skype, its free

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I get free BB messaging with my service. I know it works between Europe and Canada. I've even BB messaged from Russia. I guess I'll find out if it work in Mexico when I get there although I don't really care. I'm there to vacation, not keep tabs on my kids. For those of you who need to, you have my sympathy.

Edited: 04 February 2011, 13:21
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I am from Southern Ontario and I have called and texted back home from PV and Cancun with no problem at all. I had more problem in Huatulco last year but I did manage to get through and I use Roger's.

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10. Re: cell phones

For US residents:

Coverage is excellent; charges depend on you carrier.

Call your carrier BEFORE you travel.

AT&T.....Calls about $1.25 per minute, texts about 50 cents each.

For frequent visitors, they have a Mexico plan with no roaming charges (just like going to Chicago).

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