AT&T Cell phone coverage?

by northbay, Monday, February 14, 2011, 12:18 (2439 days ago) @ lakegirl

I have used my AT&T phone in Zihua for several years. I think with my plan I pay ~$5/mo for international coverage, as it works in Europe as well.

When you turn on your phone in Zihua, you will not connect with AT&T directly, but one of the local companies instead. As I recall, this past year it worked pretty well with the first carrier, but then it switched to a different carrier, and there seemed to be more problems with the service. I also have Skype on my netbook and that is cheaper than cell roaming, but you need to be in a wi-fi zone to use it.

If anyone else has experience with the various phone carriers in Zihua, I would like to know whether it's possible to force one or the other, or if we are stuck with whichever one grabs onto our phone.

We are taking the red-eye out of O'Hare in the morning, and will be on the beach by this time tomorrow!


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