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    Where do I put this... buying Mexican SIM while in Canada

    Hello,

    I am travelling to Juarez, MX for work and would like to purchase and activate a Telcel prepaid SIM card for calls, text, and data while I'm still in Canada.

    I'm wondering if there's a way to do that as I don't speak any spanish and the Juarez airport/Mexico City airport don't have telcel. I'm staying at the Holiday Inn and there is a shopping mall opposite but when I was there the Telcel reps didn't speak any english either.

    No Movistar for me as they don't get reception where I work.

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    Mexicosimcard.com I've bought from them in the past, no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneedragger32 View Post
    Mexicosimcard.com I've bought from them in the past, no problems
    That's incredibly expensive, as I was browsing Telcel's website and they have 5GB data plans for 499 pesos (20USD I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zijin_cheng View Post
    Hello,

    I am travelling to Juarez, MX for work and would like to purchase and activate a Telcel prepaid SIM card for calls, text, and data while I'm still in Canada.

    I'm wondering if there's a way to do that as I don't speak any spanish and the Juarez airport/Mexico City airport don't have telcel. I'm staying at the Holiday Inn and there is a shopping mall opposite but when I was there the Telcel reps didn't speak any english either.

    No Movistar for me as they don't get reception where I work.
    I have not done it, but am wondering if someone on the staff of the Holiday Inn that you will be staying at could help you.

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    >I am traveling to Juarez, MX for work and would like to purchase and
    >activate a Telcel prepaid SIM card for calls, text, and data while I'm still in Canada.
    ... something I can't speak to ...

    > the Juarez airport/Mexico City airport doesn't have telcel.
    You must mean the city airport at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Mexico City is a long ways away.
    Telcel is a Carlos Slim company and dominant in Mexico. I guess the airport is special.

    > I don't speak any spanish ... there is a shopping mall opposite (me) but the Telcel reps
    >didn't speak any english either.

    On top of that, many of the words associated with cell phones
    have sound-alikes from a gringo that confuse the reps.

    What I did was print out the "sign-up" on the Spanish cell carrier "Yoigo" and then just pointed.

    Regards, FJ

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