What are the best longer-term solutions for Koodo customers travelling to Mexico over the winter?

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There are some decent roaming packages available from Koodo for short term, say under 2 weeks.

What are viable options if visiting Mexico for a few months over the winter? Would be interested in community members' experiences, especially if you need to keep in touch with Canada as well as neighbours in Mexico.
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Hi Robert, I'm sure you know this already since I see you answer a lot on here. (good job by the way!)
For someone going to mexico for a few months, I would definitely unlock my phone or bring an unlocked phone and get a prepaid sim in mexico (ex. at the airport). I would research prepaid plans in Mexico before arriving so I can get the most bang for my buck as possible.I haven't been to Mexico in a LONG time so I'm not too sure what's good there right now. Hope that helped! :)
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Your idea is fine... the devil is in the details, especially in the research if your Spanish is "no comprende" like mine.

If other users can point us in the right direction re: prepaid cards, it would be very helpful.
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How much are you going to need to use the phone? Koodo's $40 a month add-on (text, talk and very little data) seems decent if you are not a heavy user. I wouldn't worry about the data part because you will like have access to wi-fi.
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Keep in mind when googling that those $ scary prices are sometimes in US dollars, but usually mean pesos on Mexican sites!
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15 pesos to one US dollar. I still think if you are not going to be huge user it's too much hassle to unlock, get a new SIM with a different number and all the other things. You maybe better off with an add-on.
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I 100% agree with RudyW for short term use. Was looking to get info for friends who spend about 4 months a year down there in an RV, with specific recommendations regarding carriers. I think the tipping factors are how long a trip, how much data and how often will you be calling back to Canada?
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If they have access to wi-fi then all they need is to download Viber, free app that allows messaging, calls over wi-fi. As long as their friends have it, everyone really should, it works great. But as I said, need wi-fi. RV places normally provide that, although I don't know if that's the same in Mexico.
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There's at least a dozen more "free" proprietary apps which work fine if everyone has it. If I want to send you a text or call you, I'll just pick up my phone and fire away. Not so sure if my precious advice will wait for the next time I'm near wifi and then load an app which most people don't have just to say hello.
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Don't drink the water, and get a twinrix vaccination before ya go.

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