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i guess this can go here,after reading some of the other topics.heres my question,im leaving thursday for cancun and i was thinking,do cell phones get service down there?i have verizon as a server,and i didnt know if they worked noramal,or were on roam the whole time?i keep asking my parents to find out but they are a little slow.
 

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Not positive, but the technology Verizon uses (CDMA) isn't what the bulk of the rest of the world uses (TDMA/GPRS). A quick google search shows they use both systems down there. Your best bet is to call Verizon and see what you can get out of their customer service (good luck with that).
 

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Have a look at the attached...
http://www.cellularabroad.com/mexicocellService.html

skiahh said:
Not positive, but the technology Verizon uses (CDMA) isn't what the bulk of the rest of the world uses (TDMA/GPRS). A quick google search shows they use both systems down there. Your best bet is to call Verizon and see what you can get out of their customer service (good luck with that).
 

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We've been to Mexico with our verizon cell's, and there's no service. You may be able to make roaming calls (I never figured it out). I'd suggest seeing if you can get on an international plan short term. They may be able to either hook you up with the service, or get you a chip, etc.
 

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Going on vacation is all about getting away from normal life, and disconnecting. Be glad it's not gonna work, and just go. I realize you're probably going to go through some withdrawal, but you really can survive without talking to people for a week or two. ;)
 

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Going on vacation is all about getting away from normal life, and disconnecting. Be glad it's not gonna work, and just go. I realize you're probably going to go through some withdrawal, but you really can survive without talking to people for a week or two. ;)
what he said. International cell calls will cost you an arm and a leg but you can get international plans if you are surgically attached to your phone. Everyone has cellphones down there as they are more reliable than land lines. Anyhoo - give the # of resort or hotel you are staying at to whomever might need to contact you and leave your phone at home. If you really need a fix, there are internet cafes on every single corner of every single town in Mexico. And it's super cheap, like 20 pesos, $2 for an hour.
 
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