Traveling to Mexico
I am traveling to Mexico in a few days and will be there for 2 weeks.
In doing some preliminary checking thru Bell Mobility web site, the costs to use my phone are ridiculously high.
Any experienced Canadian travelers have any recommendations to keep my wireless and data costs down (other than leaving the phone at home)?
Unlock your phone and use a local sim card with local calling rates. Unlock through one of our sponsor sites such as gsmphoneunlocking (on my sig.)
The local sim card should be available through a local store in Mexico. the only drawback will be that your phone number will be different while you are there using the local sim card, but should be well worth the savings.
Thanks Bugly :biggthumpup:
Just check to make sure the area in Mexico you are traveling to gas gsm coverage. If they have cdma that will not work.
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Also chain your bb to your body. If it should become lost, Bell Mobility will hold you responsible for all charges. Yes, I have travelled to mexico quite abit for business but luckily the company I worked for picked up the charges
I don't know about bell, but I recently called verizon and they unlocked my phone for free
..apparently their policy is one free unlock per year / account, and only for phones that have been activated for at least one year.
Good to know. Hope your trip goes well.
Trip went great. Got back back this morning (about 1:30 am).
Originally Posted by Bugly
I ended up just buying minutes from Bell and only used text messaging to keep in touch with home. Was actually kinda nice to not be 'chained' for a couple of weeks. Frosty tequila drinks helped with the BB withdrawal symptoms. Paid the price this morning however when I turned data back on and waited about 5 minutes for all my email to download. Price we pay for being out of touch, I guess.