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Alicia Gomez of Collins Real Estate – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Telcel Mexico poster – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingYou have several options in getting a cellphone here in Mexico. You could get a postpaid plan with any company here whether it is Telcel, Moviestar or whatever, and they would charge you 500 pesos ($27) a month to have minutes and other features included in the plan.
 
But now, there is also an option where you could have a prepaid phone and top it up with a certain amount, let’s say 100 pesos ($5.50) and with that, you could make calls even to the US and Canada for 25 days. It also allows you to send text messages and connect to the Internet. I used to have a postpaid plan but I canceled it because I save more money when I use prepaid. With 100 pesos ($5.50), I have unlimited calls for 25 days. However, it doesn’t have unlimited data but the phone calls are still unlimited to anywhere within Mexico, United States, and Canada.
 
At the time this is written, there is only one cellphone company that works well in Mexico, which is Telcel. I used to be with Movistar, which is another cellphone company in Mexico, but they do not work.  
 
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Ivan Castillo of Secure Title  Riviera Maya – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Ad for Unlimited Mobile Mexico, – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe cost for a cell phone in Mexico depends on the payment plan you choose. For example, the payment plan I personally use costs about US $90 per month, which I consider to be very high from what I’ve seen in other countries like in the US.  My plan includes national calls, even to mobile and some international calls, and unlimited Internet. With this plan (which I believe includes about 500 minutes of phone; I don’t know because I don’t exceed it) I could call US and European, landlines and cellphones.
 
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Oscar Hererra of SimplePay – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Ad for Moviestar Mexico and Spotify – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingRight now there is a very good competition in cell phone rates, so in Mexico, you can either have an unlimited plan for calls and some data for about US $20 to $30 a month, for the plan, not including the phone. You can either bring your phone with you to Mexico if you are coming from another country or you can just purchase a phone here in Mexico and put in a SIM card. The unlimited plan applies to calls and texts within Mexico. Some plans also include a limited amount of roaming minutes so when you go to the US, you can use it there.
 
As an example, a plan with a cell phone provider in Mexico called Movistar is 199 pesos, or $12 per month that includes unlimited calls and text, and 1 gigabyte of data. If you cross over to the States, you can use 199 minutes or 199 texts.
 
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