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  1. 7 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    The conversion rate is not determined by  the bank unless you accept the bank's rate if asked.  The conversion rate is determined by the company that processes the transaction for your Visa or Mastercard. 

    Look on your card and there might be a name of the networks your card uses. The ATM will have a network that matches (sometimes posted on the ATM) 

    At the top of the "pyramid" are national networks Plus (Visa) and Cirrus (MasterCard). At the next level there are networks such as NYCE, Jeanie, Star (East and West), Mac, Quest, Pulse and others.

    The ATM you use has no way of changing the network's rate unless they offer an option to use the dynamic rate and you accept it.

    You could go to Banorte, HSBC, Bancomer, CI Banco or anywhere and it is the same rate on the same day. You can get a very good estimate before you go at the Visa or Mastercard websites






    Good to know.

  2. 13 hours ago, Mostlylost said:

    There is little doubt that in most of Mexico especially outside of metro areas, and lakeside the actual coverage of Telcel is better with fewer blind areas. But since AT&T bought up a couple of companies they have been working to expand their network and to compete with  Telcel.

    Both offer various options of pre-paid as well as monthly contract plans. Depending on an individuals needs one might be better than the other for pricing. 

    When traveling in the US with a Telmex  Canada/USA/ Mexico plan Telmex uses the T-Mobile network which is not always the best coverage in the USA outside of metro areas. 


  3. 12 minutes ago, oregontochapala said:

    I have not noticed any issues with Telmex. Connections are good and I have never had a dropped call. The service is priced right with more data than I  can use, even when Telmex is down and it takes me less than a minute to buy a paquete on BBVA's app. I can't  imagine anything better.

    Do you mean Telcel or Telmex?

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