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Does AT&T work in Mexico?

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If you are planning on visiting Mexico, then the mobile network might be the last thing on your mind, especially if you are going on a tech-detoxifying holiday. However, having a working mobile phone with a strong signal can be a boon if you get into trouble. Furthermore, if you have the AT&T network, then you must be wondering if they cover internationally.

So in this article, we will be covering whether AT&T works in Mexico and what you can do to remain connected to your loved ones on this trip.

Also read: How to activate AT&T phone? Guide for SIM and eSIM activation online

AT&T’s connectivity

AT&T is the largest telecommunications company in the world and the third-largest in the US. So whether you are planning on traveling to Mexico from the US or any other part of the world, having an AT&T is beneficial.

Yes, AT&T works in Mexico.

With AT&T you can call, send and receive text messages, as well as have access to internet connectivity without data usage limits or roaming charges. However, if the network is busy, your data speeds might be temporarily slow. Even the coverage, signal quality, and connectivity might differ slightly in Mexico. Also, Mexico does not have 5G currently.

All AT&T plans are under the same rules as the US, so no setup is required after crossing the border. Keep in mind that your international usage should not exceed domestic usage.

AT&T plans in Mexico

AT&T’s plans begin from $35 per month on getting four lines and all international and domestic off-network data use might be at a 128 kbps speed. Given below are the current plans that AT&T offers for Mexico currently. For more information including retired wireless plans, you can visit this site:

Current wireless plansTalkText Data
AT&T Unlimited PremiumUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
AT&T Unlimited ExtraUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
(After 50GB of data use, AT&T may temporarily slow speeds if the network is busy.)
AT&T Unlimited StarterUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited (AT&T may temporarily slow speeds if the network is busy.)
AT&T 4GBUnlimitedUnlimited4GB (AT&T may temporarily slow speeds if the network is busy.)

If you are heading from the US to Mexico, then you can go over the following plans to see which one suits your needs:

Current wireless plansTalk Text 
AT&T Unlimited PremiumUnlimitedUnlimited
AT&T Unlimited ExtraUnlimitedUnlimited
AT&T Unlimited StarterUnlimitedUnlimited
AT&T 4GBUnlimitedUnlimited

So other than scuba diving off Cabo Pulmo, getting lost in the galleries of the Fine Arts Museum in Mexico City, or relaxing in the peaceful environment of Costa Maya beaches, you can rest assured and stay connected with AT&T’s Unlimited wireless plans. All of this at zero roaming charges.

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Sania Usmani

Always curious, calm, and a little crazy, you can find me daydreaming or studying. An avid reader, traveler, and graduate of Aviation Science, I love gaining new experiences in life and star gazing. You can contact her here: [email protected]