T-mobile service in baja

Ted snellen

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Dec 30, 2011
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Checking to see if anyone has used T- mobile as their service while in baja and how good it is.They offer a share plan that offers free data and phone within baja and to the US.Looking for service mainly around the San Quintin area. I'm with att right now on a viva mex plan but it only offers limited minutes, although the service is very good.I even get a signal 6 miles out at sea.Any feedback would be appreciated
 

Mocruz1200

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Apr 17, 2013
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Moises
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yup. the drive to san quintin has some dead zones, but san quintin itself has 4gLTE all over. i use it all the time
 
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Willdoggy

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I'll be following this as I too have AT&T / Viva Mexico service plan. I have had it for many years and I'm happy with it. Telcel and recently MovieStar seem to take over my phone most of the time South of the border. Seldom do I get an AT&T signal more than 1 mile South of US border. What's your experience?
In SQ I'd be happy with any service!
 

Ted snellen

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Dec 30, 2011
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Yes when I cross over either .movie star or telcel takeover whichever signal is strongest. I just checked again with AT&T for other plans and they tell me that on a mobile share plan I can get free texting and phone while in Mexico and and 1 gig of data. Something they never offered before. And they say it'll be $40 cheaper than what I'm paying now. Looks like maybe both of us will be heading to the A&T store for new service plans. Thanks for the response
 
Feb 7, 2010
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J. David LeCompte
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I don't have much to add, and it's mostly for BCS, so . . . grain of salt.
Telcel/Movistar seem to takeover all phones throughout Baja, regardless of U.S. provider. The rich get richer, which is fine -- at least they're cooperating, and we can stay in touch! You can always swing through Oxxo and grab a cheap, reliable "burner." Historically, AT&T's signal has been best, though T-Mobile seems a close second. However, Verizon recently got on board, thank God. For $2 a day, you get your normal time/data usage, and the coverage went from spotty to extensive -- again, I can only confirm this in the area south of La Paz. I'm driving down in May, curious to see their coverage throughout the peninsula. . . Saludos
 

bays90

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Mar 17, 2010
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Chris
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Get a T mobile plan they do not have roaming charges in Mexico or Canada. AT&T is a us company and they can't have services in Mexico. They and T mobile have roaming agreements set up with Telcel and Movistar so you will roam on there towers. I got great coverage most of the way down the Baja by water losing signal about 50 miles south of Turtle bay and gaining it again about 75 north of Cabo. I switched to T mobile since I am doing a lot of traveling internationally to Costa Rica and Panama and the rates are way better. I use T mobile with unlimited text and internet use in any country and $.20/min talk where I was paying .50/min and had limited text and talk that I prepaid for with AT&T. Way better deal but terrible coverage in the US other than the major cities.
 

BornFisher

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Jun 17, 2003
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I was in SQ about 3 weeks ago. T-mobile worked perfect for a hot spot. $55 a month!!! As I write this, I`m in Rosarito Beach again using the phone for a hot spot. For some reason, Moviestar is bad for internet, but you can change carriers in your settings (IPhone 6).