How To Add Data To Local Prepaid Cellular in Mexico

How To Add Data To Local Prepaid Cellular

Fast Fred's Cost of Living and Frugal Travel Tips

How To Get Cheap Cellular Phone Coverage In Mexico with Telcel

This method works in other Latin American countries too. I used this method in Mexico where you can visit any OXXO store or phone shop etc. In Mexico I am using TelCel and the SIM will also work in the United States and Canada if you are looking for a more affordable option to American service providers.

Rather than us my Verizon SIM in Mexico for $5 to $10 day with very limited data, I use a local provider. Telcel cost me only $10 usd or $200 MX pesos per month. in fact the super cheap SIM card provided enough data for two weeks before purchasing another 30 days worth for price stated above. This is super easy in addition to super cheap. See my previous video for how to get the SIM card. BTW social media use does not count against your data when using Telcel.

Fast Fred Ruddock in Ecuador overlooking Otavalo

Got Questions About This Travel Hack or Channel?

If you are planing a visit to Ecuador and have any questions about the logistics please feel free to reach out or leave comments below. I am always happy to help. I strive to support the local economy and especially the local Ecuadorian owned businesses

You can also use these same services in reverse to catch a bus to the airport on your way back home. Learn more here https://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/es/guia-de-transporte.html


I primarily travel solo but you don't have to to enjoy this channel. Working as a river guide during summers in North America I don't earn a lot of money and live close to the federal poverty level. In spite of this I live a rich life on a frugal budget. If you would like to learn more about traveling in Latin America or maybe frugal travel tips visit Fast Fred Travels and if you would like to come rafting with me check out Fast Fred Rafts for details.



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