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Straight Talk, NET10, Simple Mobile and Page Plus Add Unlimited Mexico M2M

Add TracFone's Straight Talk, NET10, Simple Mobile and Page Plus brands to the growing number of prepaid operators that are including unlimited calls to Mexican landlines and mobile phones with some of their prepaid plans.

  • T-Mobile MVNO Simple Mobile's $50, $60 and $70 plans now come with unlimited calling to mobile phones and landlines in Mexico.
  • Verizon MVNO Page Plus Cellular has added unlimited calls to Mexican mobile phones to its $69.95 Unlimited Talk, Text and Data Plan.
  • TracFone's Straight Talk and NET10 multi-operator MVNOs have added unlimited calls to mobile phones in Mexico to their $60 and $65 Unlimited International plans. 
Credit AT&T with starting the trend of including unlimited calls to Mexican mobile phones. Last month AT&T added unlimited Mexican M2M to Cricket plans priced at $50 and higher and to the $60 GoPhoneicon plan. Since then several other operators have jumped on the Mexican M2M bandwagon:

  • Sprint's Boost Mobile has added unlimited calls to Mexico, including mobiles, to its $5/month Todo Mexico Plus add-on for $45 and $55 plans.
  • T-Mobile MVMO Lycamobile's added unlimited calls to Mexican M2M to its $59/month plan .
  • T-Mobile MVNO Ultra Mobile has added unlimited calling to Mexican mobile phones to plans starting at $29.
Here's a table comparing all the operators's unlimited Mexico M2M calling plans. All the plans listed include unlimited domestic calls and messaging as well as unlimited calls to landlines and mobile phones in Mexico.

Plan Int'l Add-On Price Required Monthly Plan Price Network Countries Included Landlines Countries Included (Mobiles) Text Countries Int'l Access Number Notes High Speed Data
Ultra Mobile included $29 - $59 1 T-Mobile 40 11 200 direct 1 - 2.5 GB
Cricket included $50 - $60 AT&T 1 1 35 direct 5 - 10 GB
Simple Mobile Included $50 - $70 T-Mobile 45 3 supported, number of countries N/A 10 digit Unlimited calls to up to 10 int'l numbers 2 - 10 GB
Boost Mobile $5 $45 - $55 Sprint 2 2 180 direct 5 - 10 GB
Lycamobile included $59 T-Mobile 70 48 supported, number of countries N/A direct Unlimited calls to up to 5 int'l numbers 3 GB
AT&T included $60 AT&T 70 1 100 direct 4 GB
Straight Talk included $60 At&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon 34 4 173 (Sprint based phones only) 11 digit Unlimited calls to up to 15 int'l numbers  3 GB
Net10 included $65 At&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon 34 4 173 (Sprint based phones only) 11 digit Unlimited calls to up to 15 int'l numbers  3 GB
Page Plus included $69.95 Verizon 36 1 20¢/each 11 digit Unlimited calls to up to 15 int'l numbers  5 GB
1 Plus a "cost recovery fee" of 50¢ on airtime loads of $10 or less and $1 on airtime loads of $10.01 or more.

I don't think TracFone's international plans, with their lack of direct international dialing and limits on how many numbers one can call, are particularly attractive. But it's great to see more and more plans including international calls at no extra cost.

Image: By DrRandomFactor (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Que vívá MÉXICO! Vívá!!!

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  2. When are operators going to add unlimited calling to mobile numbers in Europe? Don't calls to mobiles in Europe cost less than calls to Mexican mobiles?

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    1. Because there is about 33Millions Mexicans in the US. Way more than Europeans. Makes sense now??

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    2. It has more to do with the higher call termination fees that European operators charge compared with Mexican operators.

      But, unlimited free calls to mobiles in most Europe countries are included with Airvoice plans $40 and up and with Lycamobile $39, $49 and $59 international plans.

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  3. Movil and ATT happen to own or have something in a major way in Mexico. so I would guess that might make it a cinch to have services there, right?

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    1. AT&T and America Movil have nothing to do with each other anymore. In fact, Motorola and Lenovo recently cut ties with America Movil in order to focus on retail sales with AT&T in Mexico.

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    2. AT&T recently announced their purchase of Iusacell and planned purchase of Nextel Mexico with the intention to develop a "One North American Network" across both countries. It's possible AT&T started the unlimited calls to Mexico landline & mobile as a phase 1 of this initiative.

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  4. $15 more for "unlimited" calls is a lot of money...

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    1. Straight talk, their plan is $60 if you want this international calling, and $45 if you don't. I could see 5 maybe 10 but 15 is a little ridiculous for prepaid.

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  5. I know. I wasn't saying they are linked. Just that both are two examples of companies quite busy in Mexico.

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