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  1. wally1981's Avatar
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    Smile Will my phone work in Mexico?

    I am leaving for Cabo San Lucas on Saturday, and I figure my phone will work, but at what cost? I am not planning on switching my phone to their local service, but was hoping to use at least my mobile web for currency and email a little.

    How much for making calls?
    How much for SMS sent? Received?
    MMS Sent/Received?
    How Much for Email's sent/received?
    And what about using the web?

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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    Yes it will and check with VZW for rates.

    You will be better off if you get on an International use package BEFORE you go.
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    When you arrive in Mexico, they usually have stores that sell SIM cards, get your BB unlocked and get one of those SIM cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHChan84 View Post
    When you arrive in Mexico, they usually have stores that sell SIM cards, get your BB unlocked and get one of those SIM cards.
    that will not be possible.

    the VZW Pearl is not a gloabal phone, has no SIM card.




    To the OP:


    Calling:

    Calling From Mexico

    CDMA Standard Roaming Per Minute Rate: 0.99




    While traveling outside the U.S., the text messaging rates are:

    $0.50/address sent
    $0.05/message received

    These text messages are not applied against your monthly text messaging bundled allowances


    Data:

    Calling From Mexico
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    Thanks for the details.

    I don't plan on making calls while I am there, so dont have to worry about that. I may send a few txts so that could get expensive. I was mostly hoping to just use my internet and emails. So if I go with the pay as you go, It would be $0.005 for every KB. That prob could get expensive eh? Maybe I shoudl just leave it home.

    it just sucks, I am not going to be able to do too much down there and was hoping to be able to mess around on my phone while I'm laid up. I broke my leg on Sunday so, yea, its going to be fun.
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    Hey wally send us some pics on cb when you get back...
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    yes, i agree that it could get expensive. depending how long, i would probably just find an internet cafe to check email! maybe a few text to keep peeps up to date.

    take the berry in case you need to use in an emergency maybe. just my thought.

    have fun, man. i'm jealous! i wanna go too (but without a leg injury)!
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    I went to Cabo, PV, and Mazatlan last year and had a **** of a time getting my VZW phone to work in any of those cities so good luck!
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    I have a BB Storm, which is a global phone. I was recently in Cabo & it worked just fine. I'll be in Europe in about 6 weeks. SHould work there as well. Not all phones are global phones. And even with a global phone, Verizon may have to setup International roaming access on your account. Start by calling VZW customer service.
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    so those of you that have gone to mexico ...
    whats a better idea ....

    the international plan
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    the prepeaid sim card
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    Prepaid is cheaper, but Int'l Plan is more convenient.

    Make sure you take plenty of mordida to get you out of jail in case they catch you with the weaponry you'll need to take with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinsX2Dad View Post
    Make sure you take plenty of mordida to get you out of jail in case they catch you with the weaponry you'll need to take with you.
    umm.........what???????
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    mordida = bribe (I just googled it)
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    i went to cancun for spring break..trust me..buy a pre paid phone, not only its cheaper but it also saves you from getting your phone stolen..damn room service ended up stealing my hair straightner
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterr22 View Post
    umm.........what???????
    Quote Originally Posted by FAnjel View Post
    mordida = bribe (I just googled it)
    Apologies - I forgot not everyone spends as much time along the border as I do.

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    besides canada I have never been outside the US ..so this should be fun

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    Was just coming to this forum to ask same question about travel to Mexico - I'm heading out on cruise to Cabo, PV, and Mazatlan and wanted to know about rates, info already here! Not good news, but at least I'm informed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob61 View Post
    Was just coming to this forum to ask same question about travel to Mexico - I'm heading out on cruise to Cabo, PV, and Mazatlan and wanted to know about rates, info already here! Not good news, but at least I'm informed
    Am planning on going on that cruise in the fall. Enjoy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob61 View Post
    Was just coming to this forum to ask same question about travel to Mexico - I'm heading out on cruise to Cabo, PV, and Mazatlan and wanted to know about rates, info already here! Not good news, but at least I'm informed

    You can check rates for intnernational uses at VZW International
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    I was thinking, I have a BlackBerry on on their unlimited data plan. Can you get my email via BlackBerry and connect to internet under this plan? I don't see anything that mentions the Blackberry plan specifically on the Verizon site and what is or isn't included regarding international usage.
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    On your current plan you will charged .0005 per kb for data. I would call VZW CS and have them switch you the global dept and they can explain the data plan for global. THe rate for calls I believe is either 1.99 or .99 per minute. THere is not value plan for Mexico. Have them add I-dial and for data they would change your feature but can be removed and proated as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdmelani View Post
    Am planning on going on that cruise in the fall. Enjoy!!
    We plan to, leaving on Sunday, can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob61 View Post
    We plan to, leaving on Sunday, can't wait.
    Been on that cruise Twice- have a great time.

    Careful cause ships have cell serivce now. Not sure about the data, but the rate per minute for calls is 2.49 per minute kinda steep, so if you use the device, make sure you are on land.
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    Enjoy the Cruise Bob. Best bet would probably be to just turn off the phone and enjoy, HOWEVER, besides just getting the internation rates from VZW, IF it's gonna be a long cruise you may want to also look in to getting a SIM from a Mexican GSM carrier (prepaid) and getting your Storm unlocked so you can use it. Probably not worth it unless you are going on a month long cruise or longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkcable View Post
    Enjoy the Cruise Bob. Best bet would probably be to just turn off the phone and enjoy, HOWEVER, besides just getting the internation rates from VZW, IF it's gonna be a long cruise you may want to also look in to getting a SIM from a Mexican GSM carrier (prepaid) and getting your Storm unlocked so you can use it. Probably not worth it unless you are going on a month long cruise or longer.
    I won't be using it a lot, but had looked to use it to get any urgent texts from my family back here should anything come up. Also thinking if wife and I take separate paths during any of our island stops would be good way to get in touch.

    Plus was looking to use it to check in my flight the day before (fly Southwest, so the earlier to get an "A" boarding pass). Could use the internet on ship, didn't know if using the BlackBerry might make it easier if not too costly.

    Thanks everyone for the input.
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