Im going to Mexico and will need to use my phone to send some text messages to meet up with family, what is cheapest way to do it?

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Goran, Mobile Master

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The cheapest way would likely be to get a prepaid sim card from AT&T Mexico who is generally the cheapest in Mexico, and use that. You can also download a VoIP app such as Fongo, or Textnow (Fongo charges 2 dollars a month for texting, Textnow is free) and get a Canadian number and use that with your data plan. It would allowe you to also use messaging apps etc.

If youre planning on a minimal number of texts, and literally nothing else, you could just get the 15 dollar text add-on. However, if you want to do anything more, it would become well worth it to get a local prepaid plan.
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Thanks for the tips! 
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BobTheElectrician

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http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Mexico


Prices quoted in Mexico look scary like $300... but the $ is used as the symbol for peso, not the US dollar. Roughly 19 Mexican pesos to the US dollar.
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If I put a Mexican SIM card in my current phone from Koodo, can I still access my Koodo voice mail of my Canadian number, if I continue my Koodo plan in Canada?
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Yes but it would charge you as if you're making an international call. You could instead setup Fongo or some other VoIP service with a Canadian number and make your voicemail you're out of the country and to call the Fongo number to reach you.
I am traveling to Mexico with my unlocked phone.  If I keep my Canadian plan (it's a good one) but I don't intend on using it..  I would buy a Mexican SIM card and a pay as you go Mexican data plan, will anything I do get charged to my Canadian plan/ will I incur further expenses some how?
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You should check out getting a KnowRoaming sticker. I've used one over the past year in the US, England and Bulgaria, and I love it! When you arrive in a new country, it automatically sets up service for you.