Prepaid Mexico SIM Card
*) Compared to receiving calls on your US number while roaming with an American carrier. Retaining your US number abroad is a unique feature of HolidayPhone, not available for SIM cards sold elsewhere.
Rates in Mexico
|Voice & Data SIM||1 GB Data SIM|
|Calls to the US||0.98 Pesos/min ($0.08)||-|
|Calls forwarded from your American phone number||1 hour free call forwarding included. Additional call forwarding from 15¢/minute.||-|
|Receive calls dialed to the Mexican SIM number||Free||-|
|Mobile Internet||1 GB flat rate for 199 Pesos ($15.30)||1 GB included|
|International text messages||1.09 Pesos/text ($0.08)||-|
|Receive text messages||Free||-|
|Calls within Mexico (incl. to other HolidayPhone users)||0.98 Pesos/min ($0.08) **||-|
|HotSpot/Tethering||Not supported by the operator|
**) For each 200 Pesos top-up, you get an additional 100 minutes of free talk time within Mexico and to travel companions who use HolidayPhone.
Prices above include Mexican VAT (16%). The exchange rate used is 1 USD = 13 Mexican Pesos
Flat Rate Mobile Internet in Mexico
Voice & Data SIM for Mexico
Great flat rate mobile Internet packages are available! The 1 GB bundle costs just 199 Pesos ($15.30) and is activated with a quick text from your phone. Simply make sure you have call balance available on your SIM card, as the cost for the data package will be deducted from that balance.
The data package is valid for 30 days.
The Voice & Data SIM card can be used in a dongle, iPad/tablet, MiFi router or used for tethering with laptop. Keep in mind that, in order to activate the data bundle, you will first need to insert the SIM card in an unlocked mobile phone.
Data SIM card for Mexico
The Data SIM card is pre-loaded with 1 GB data, ready to use. No activation of the data plan is needed, so it's ideal for use in a dongle/router/tablet/iPad/modem. The data plan is valid for 30 days.
Regardless of which SIM you select, you can say goodbye to arbitrary per MB fees while traveling!
How long does 1GB data last?
That's a tough question to answer! It depends on how you usually use data, but for most of our customers, 1GB is more than enough.
Typically 1GB data lasts for:
4000 emails (no attachments), plus 500 emails with attachments, plus 3000 web pages, plus 200 photos to social media sites, plus 250 hours of Google Navigation usage.
Calls between two travelers in Mexico using HolidayPhone
The cost for calls between two travelers using HolidayPhone is the same rate as a local call within Mexico. If you're traveling in a party, we strongly recommend that you order HolidayPhone SIMs for everyone, so that you can call each other at excellent low rates while on your trip. Simply dial the local Mexican mobile phone number provided with the new SIM.
Easy Top Up options available
Voice+Data card SIM
The prepaid Mexico SIM card has no initial call balance for outgoing calls or internet usage.
You can choose to add credit on your new SIM when you place your order and we will top up the card for you prior to your departure. You'll then be able to call/activate internet as soon as you arrive to Mexico.
Top Up vouchers can also be bought in kiosks and supermarkets across Mexico, as our SIMs are provided by one of the leading operators.
The SIM card is valid 90 days from the most recent top up, so it will be valid indefinitely, as long as you top up at least once every 90 days.
Data SIM card
The Data SIM card does require a top up - it contains 1GB data pre-loaded, which is valid for 30 days from your date of departure.
Calling the US from Mexico
When calling the US using your Mexican HolidayPhone SIM card, just dial +1 followed by the US phone number. For example: 212-333-4444 becomes +12123334444.
Receiving calls in Mexico
You receive calls dialed to your US phone number just as usual - all calls are seamlessly forwarded from the US to your Mexican SIM card, without any international roaming charges.
Locals in Mexico or travel companions who also use HolidayPhone can reach you easily just by dialing your new Mexican cellphone number. There is no cost for receiving calls dialed directly to your new number.
What if the call forwarding time runs out?
The HolidayPhone package includes 1 hour of calls forwarded from the US. If you need more call forwarding, you can easily add extra hours at a low cost when placing your order, or when you're already at your destination.
When your call forwarding time is consumed, the call forwarding feature will simply stop working. You will never be charged extra fees for the service.
In comparison, it often costs $1-$5 per minute to receive calls while roaming with a US carrier abroad, so by using HolidayPhone, you can save up to $300 on receiving 1 hour of calls on your American phone number while traveling.
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, be sure to choose the correct size and get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in older phones. - Micro size is used in iPhone 4/4S and newer phone models. - Nano size is only used in iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPad Mini.
If you are unsure about what size you'll need, just measure your current SIM card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All HolidayPhone SIMs are local prepaid SIM cards which means that we can offer much lower rates, compared to using an "international SIM card".
There are no obligations, no contract and no subscription. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If your destination country requires SIM card registration, we process your registration with the carrier on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All HolidayPhone SIM cards are ready for use when you arrive at your destination.
Compare our offer with competitors
HolidayPhone offers a solution that is cheap and easy to use. If you're comparing our service with other providers, make sure to check:
Do you get your US calls forwarded for free, or will you be unreachable on your usual number while abroad?
Is mobile Internet / data included, or available at a reasonable price?
Is the SIM card activated and registered for you, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival?
And lastly - compare rates. Our rates for calls, texts and internet are among the cheapest available in our destination countries.
Order HolidayPhone Mexico package
Order HolidayPhone Mexico Prepaid SIM card here »
You will receive the Pay As You Go Mexico SIM card along with simple instructions posted to your shipping address, prior to your departure.
Keep in mind:
Get the right sizeDouble check to find out if you need a standard, micro or nano SIM card.
Purchase top upsDon't forget to add top ups or data plans, if needed, when you place your order. Generally, our basic SIM packages do not have a balance.
Your phone must be unlockedIn order to use our SIM cards, your cell phone cannot be locked to a carrier. If you're unsure, contact your operator directly. Or maybe you have an older, unlocked phone you can use instead?
Do you have any questions?Check out our FAQ