Nuevo Laredo - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

Our US ATT plan worked on the border. We did pick up local sims and put them in our second sim slots. Plans were cheap. - Dec 2022

I have the T-Mobile cross-border plan, but using our address in Texas, so I have to watch out for too much data roaming in Mexico (wifi at home is fine). It also provides free roaming in Europe, which has been great since we have traveled over there several times during our posting. - Jun 2018

T-Mobile border plan. - Apr 2017

Some people prefer AT&T, some prefer T-Mobile. Go for a plan that will work along the border. - Feb 2016

I have AT&T and only have service in some areas, but most people have switched to T-Mobile and haven't looked back. - Dec 2015

I used T-Mobile and it sometimes works from my house in Mexico. I recently bought a TelCel (Mexican) SIM card for 3G access when out and about the Consulate gives you a phone. I would suggest bringing an unlocked phone so you can just get a U.S. sim and a Mexican Sim and switch them. out. - Jun 2014

Some plans work across the border, but not all. - Feb 2013

Everyone uses Nextel Push to Talk. For some reason even Nextel can't explain, Mexican Nextels work on both sides of the border, but U.S. Nextels are spotty at best on the Mexican side. The Consulate provides all staff with a Nextel, but if you have a spouse or older child, I would wait until you get to Post to get them a local Nextel. U.S. AT&T phones get decent coverage here in town and some of the staff have U.S. phones with Verizon using the $12 a month Mexico Border Plan and seem to get good coverage. - Nov 2011

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