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General International calling while traveling

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  1. davidlawrence

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    I am an AT&T Wireless customer on a Mobile Share Value (30GB) plan. I will be in Mexico soon, and spoke with an AT&T rep on the phone this morning. I'd like to confirm what she told me:
    • I will pay for outbound calls ($1/min) and outbound texts ($0.50/sms, $1.4o/mms)
    • All inbound calls and inbound texts are free (included in my Mobile Share Value plan
    Is this true? I'd like to confirm the free inbound stuff so I'm not surprised with a crazy bill when I get home.
    (I will be turning off all mobile data before I arrive in Mexico).

    Thanks,

    David
     

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    According to my traveling friends, when they travel they go to a cellular shop at the destination and buy a SIM to use. Whether it's cheaper that way or not, I'm not sure as I don't know the costs of a SIM. It's basically a prepaid SIM (limited data and minutes)

    To go with an international SIM you need to be sure your phone supports the cellular frequencies at the destination and is carrier unlocked to use the international SIM -which you can request AT&T to provide you the unlock code for your phone if you qualify
     
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    I agree with @egDonald. I am also an AT&T customer and travel, but either get an international plan (and then cancel it on my retuirn) or a local SIM. I know incoming international SMS messages used to get charged at $.50 ea. I don't recall if i was charged the last time I was in Mexico, but I don't think so. At least I don't remember being shocked by a huge bill.
     
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    Thanks egDonald. I considered the prepaid SIM route, but we are such light users that it isn't worth the trouble for us.

    Anyone else know about my "incoming call/text" question?

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks @lunatic59. I also considered an international plan, but it also doesn't seem to be worth it for the little we will use our phones.
     

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