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#1 amyrak

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    Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:49 PM

    Does anyone have any idea if text messaging works in Mexico?? If so how it works?? I have Sprint service by the way.

    #2 DreaW

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      Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:54 PM

      it does work and it is cheaper than using your cell phone to call out.... call your service provider....I have Verizon and we text to eachother while we are there all the time

      #3 Kat81

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        Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:59 PM

        Sometimes, you have to call your provider and set something up. I have Tmobile and I had to call and tell them where I would be. (It was free for them to just flip a switch) It costs a lot though... at least mine was like 15 cents a text and 65 cents a minute to talk... that was in Canada though

        #4 amyrak

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          Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:09 AM

          Cool, good to know. So do you have to dial anything before the person's number to text??

          #5 1elephant

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            Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:10 AM

            my assumption would be that you need to type the country code 00
            so the number would look like: 001-555-555-5555

            #6 DreaW

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              Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:19 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by lauren c.
              my assumption would be that you need to type the country code 00
              so the number would look like: 001-555-555-5555

              yup just like Lauren said.

              #7 can't wait!

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                Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:52 AM

                or if you have a blackberry and are trying to contact someone who also has a blackberry then you can just "pin" them. I do it all the time when I am in mexico and it's free. but it only works from blackberry to blackberry.

                #8 lyrebard

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                  Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:14 AM

                  I was there in October, and I had no problem (provider: T-mobile) texting people back in the States. The friend I was with, however, had Sprint and despite multiple calls to Sprint representatives before she left was unable to get them to set up international service for her. I think difficulty might vary depending on your provider.

                  Call Sprint and see what they say. And if they tell you "of course" I'd love to know about it!!!

                  #9 JennyK

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                    Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:40 AM

                    I have Verizon and I texted when I was in Cancun and it worked fine. I didn't have to change a thing. I've already texted from Hawaii and had no problems, even taking pics and sending them

                    #10 LisaG

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                      Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:45 AM

                      We have Cingular and we had no problems texting or calling. We didn't have to put the country code in front of the number either. We have free texting, and there were no additional charges.




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