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What do people find is the best cell phone service provider for GPS and local calls mainly? Telcel seems to be going downhill.

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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.

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1 hour ago, Jim Bowie said:

We like at&t.

 

Is that the office just up from Alex' pasta in Ajijic?

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1 hour ago, RickS said:

Define "Best"....

 

What ever is best for you.

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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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1 hour ago, cedros said:

What ever is best for you.

???   Best coverage throughout Lakeside?  Best price?  Best packages?  Best/most consistent data speed?    

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24 minutes ago, RickS said:

???   Best coverage throughout Lakeside?  Best price?  Best packages?  Best/most consistent data speed?    

Yes

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10 hours ago, SunFan said:

I find AT&T coverage spotty. For example there is no signal at S&S Auto on the highway in Riberas. Go figure.

SunFan

Interesting

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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. 

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On 8/11/2020 at 5:47 PM, johanson said:

I'm getting confused here :) I keep on seeing Telmex being compared to AT&T.

Some people type Temex but mean Telcel.

 Telcel has about 75 million subscribers and AT&T Mexico about 28 million and growing. 

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1 minute ago, Mostlylost said:

That is because Telmex has about 75 million subscribers and AT&T Mexico about 28 million and growing. 

But I thought we were talking about cellphones. And my cellphone carrier is Telcel not Telmex

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On 8/10/2020 at 8:01 PM, RickS said:

???   Best coverage throughout Lakeside?  Best price?  Best packages?  Best/most consistent data speed?    

the best cell phone service provider for GPS and local calls mainly

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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. 

Telmex?

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10 hours ago, johanson said:

But I thought we were talking about cellphones. And my cellphone carrier is Telcel not Telmex

Yes

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We have had AT&T since they moved into Lakeside. There has never been a problem here or in the States. We are on our third contract and will renew when is terminates.

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14 people were happy with Telcel. 3 with AT & T 

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I would use Telcel if they were not twice the cost of ATT. I prepay for a year and I get two years. That crap about coverage is just that... crap. I get data when some can't with Telcel at for instance Vista del Lago. 

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I suspect that AT&T's coverage is better than it was a few years ago when they first came down. My experience with them was back then and their coverage was more spotty than Telcel.  Plus I drive between the border and Lakeside and I don't believe their coverage is/was as good. Maybe that has changed also.

 

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2 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

I would use Telcel if they were not twice the cost of ATT. I prepay for a year and I get two years. That crap about coverage is just that... crap. I get data when some can't with Telcel at for instance Vista del Lago. 

So what do you pay for 2 years of unlimited calls Mexico, USA, Canada,. Unlimited texts.,Unlimited social media & Whatsapp,  and what amount of internet per month?

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My ATT is paid each 25 days, 150p. After 6  payments, I get one 25 days free. 2.3 GB + all the other stuff. Seems cheaper than the 2 year plan, no?

 

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