Mexico plan?

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Is there a plan of some kind for phone/text/data in Mexico? My teenage daughter will be going for 6 weeks with her grad class. She is concerned about getting lost (w.h.y.) and wants to be able to have her phone with her. I don't want to end up with ridiculous charges...
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Allan, Mobile Master

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Koodo has easyroam for $10/day.
You can get a Mexican sim card.
Plenty of map apps offer offline maps that can be used if she gets lost and doesn't require your sim card to be used.
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Nah I don't agree with easy Roam for a 6 week stay. A few times using it and you have yourself a good local plan that you could have used daily.
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Have her get an at&t sin card! For about $15 she can have 3 gb and call anywhere.
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You can certainly opt for what suits your needs best @Kbens. Looks like you have a few lines with us. I'm going jump to conclude that your daughter has the plan with 2gb in her plan. Your bill cycle is on the 6th of every month. Easy Roam maxes out at $100 per bill cycle. However it allows your daughter to use her plan like she would at home. For 6 weeks she would fall in 2 cycles but given where she is going having access to a working phone without worry is always good.



You could certainly get a local sim, have a different number and set her up that way. It's bit of a hassle of course but can be done. Bear in mind she would likely have to buy data separately and possibly international minutes to call back to talk to you.

Your daughter will love the all the learning she comes away with on this awesome sounding trip! All the best!
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If going this route (local SIM), I wouldn't bother with buying minutes - it's likely expensive to call to Canada from there. She could use a free VoIP like Fongo and call home for free as long as she has a data connection (mobile or WiFi). So a data only prepaid plan may be her best option.

Here's more info on Fongo: https://www.fongo.com/calling-while-traveling/

They offer both iPhone and Android apps.

The cheapest options require some work on your part. You may find that Easy Roam works best for you in this situation - only you know what you need for peace of mind.
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If going this route (local SIM), I wouldn't bother with buying minutes - it's likely expensive to call to Canada from there. She could use a free VoIP like Fongo and call home for free as long as she has a data connection (mobile or WiFi). So a data only prepaid plan may be her best option.

Here's more info on Fongo: https://www.fongo.com/calling-while-traveling/

They offer both iPhone and Android apps.

The cheapest options require some work on your part. You may find that Easy Roam works best for you in this situation - only you know what you need for peace of mind.
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Oh, I didn't know that Easy Roam maxes at $100/month! That's easier to stomach than the thought that she could rack up $400+ in roaming fees. Thanks
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$100 per billing cycle. Depending where in the month it lands, her 6 week trip could span 3 billing periods.

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