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Best Cell Plan for Caribbean and Mexico

#1 Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:11 pm

I'm starting a new job that flies almost exclusively to the sun destinations and I was wondering for those at ROU, WJA, SWG and AT what you do for voice calling and especially data when down south. I've read about using an unlocked phone and having different SIM cards for each country, but I don't know if there's an easier option than that without having to buy daily travel packs at $10 per day from Telus, Rogers or the other carriers.

All I would need is for the occasional phone call and checking email/weather if the wifi is spotty.
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Re: Best Cell Plan for Caribbean and Mexico

#2 Post by BE20 Driver » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:28 pm

I only ever use wifi at the hotels and airports I'm at. Sometimes it isn't available at an airport (Cancun comes to mind.) When I'm in a pinch (only a few times in the last year or so) have I ever turned on my cell in another country. I would only ever use my phone for personal use as the company won't reimburse me anyway.

I know that some of the US carriers have a truly good North American plan that covers Mexico and Canada for a somewhat reasonable price all things considered. Canadian carriers, not so much.
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Re: Best Cell Plan for Caribbean and Mexico

#3 Post by trey kule » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:55 pm

We used to buy and simply get a phone unlocked (cheap compared to Canada), and use sim cards for each island on pay as you go.
It really is not difficult.
I have no idea about Mexico. Never spent much time there since cell phones became availabe....geezI am old...
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Re: Best Cell Plan for Caribbean and Mexico

#4 Post by hst » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:44 am

Try this https://www.worldsim.com

Their data rates are much cheaper than the extortion rates we pay at home. Pick up a mobile hotspot (around $80 cdn).
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