IPad Internet use in Mexico

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ovando, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. ovando macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    I'm leaving for Mexico City. What must I do to make my IPad accessible to the Internet? Thanks. Pat
  2. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2010
    you need to have a w-lan router or a 3g data plan. if you cant access either of those then don't buy an ipad
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  4. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    The easiest solution is if they have WiFi available where you are staying. If that's not the case, hopefully you have the iPad 3G which can use the cell phone networks.

    Assuming you have a 3G, you can either pay AT&T a lot of money for a little data (e.g. $25 for 20MB of data). Or you can buy a much more reasonable plan from a local carrier and swap in their SIM card.

    I had a great experience when I was in Mexico over Christmas. I went into the main Telcel store in Puerto Vallarta and was informed that their iPad plan was free for the first month and and they also had a promotion on which increased the monthly allotment from 3GB to 6GB. Since I was just there for 2 weeks, I paid nothing and they even gave me the SIM.

    I used MyWi to share the connection with my laptop and my sister's iPad and laptop. I used about 2GB, which would have been stupidly expensive through AT&T.
  5. ovando thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011

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