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Old Dec 11, 2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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iPhone 3G Service in Mexico

Hello, I am making plans to visit rural parts of Mexico in a couple of weeks so I was wondering if anybody had any experience with this situation and their iPhone 3G coverage? I have done some research and found the AT&T Mexico plan and have also found out that AT&T is partners with Telcel in Mexico. So another question I have is would I be using the Telcel coverage while I am in Mexico? I looked up some locations on the Telcel site and have found that most only offer TDMA coverage, would my iPhone support that or would I need to get an older phone? Thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 11:38 PM   #2
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Being from Mexico myself, iPhone 3G will work fine in any of those areas. Telcel's network is actually quite good (their prices and service aren't). Only thing is that you'll only get 3G in the major cities, in the rest of the country you'll only get Edge.
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When I checked the Telcel site, it said only TDMA service existed where I was gonna be. This site is where I got my information, Guanajuato > Acambaro > El Sauz and I'm also visiting Gaitan & Acambaro. Acambaro is the only one that offers GSM/GPRS/TDMA so I'm guessing that one will work for sure but I'm not sure if just TDMA is supported by the iPhone 3G.
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 09:24 PM   #4
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I had great 3G service in Mexico City, Cancun and Cuautla (south east of Cuernavaca).
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 01:42 PM   #5
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So do those of us with AT&T in the US have to pay extra while using our phones in Mexico? I'm traveling to Cancun next month.
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So do those of us with AT&T in the US have to pay extra while using our phones in Mexico? I'm traveling to Cancun next month.
4.99/month and 59 cents a min while there
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 01:44 PM   #7
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Of course you pay for international roaming outside of US border, it's common sense...

Anyhow, if rural areas of Mexico can get 3G service, something is seriously wrong with AT&T's network.
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