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Posted: 01/07/18 06:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I need a cell phone to use for three weeks that will work in both Panama and Mexico.
Any suggestions are appreciated.


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Posted: 01/07/18 07:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your US cell carrier doesn’t offer a Mexican/CA option?


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Posted: 01/07/18 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a SAT phone. Works anywhere. Pay by the minute. I have one, never not works.


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We've been communicating with our AC guy who is currently in Panama. He has a TelCel Zihuatanejo number, and it appears to work just fine in both places for texts and What'sApp.

Check the TelMex or TelCel website. It should say.

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Posted: 01/07/18 11:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have a Verizon phone already, for only a few dollars more per month (activate as needed) it works in Mexico without a problem. I can't say about Panama. I believe ATT does the same for Mexico.

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ATT workes in México with a plan that includes Mexico, USA and Canada that is what we have, although cell service can be spoty in some areas, 800 numbers can not be dialed from Mexico without a fee.

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Verizon Trip Planner
Put in the countries you will be visiting and the model of phone.

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Telcel has a promotion running. 100 pesos Canada, U.S. and Mexico. Good for five months. It works great. Buy any phone from an OXXO or 7Eleven.


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