07-13-2008, 11:17 AM
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Carrier: 9000 Unlocked AT&T, Unlocked 8310 on Telcel (Mexico), Unlocked 8320 as backup. Storm on VZW
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Hola Orgullo, I can probably help you out...I have an office in San Diego and Cancun and spend alot of time traveling between the two. I work putting golf course projects together (design, construction and management) which takes me all over Mexico and Latin America. Originally I had the 8830 with the international plan...it worked great wherever I traveled and CS was different for World Plan users...really good. I changed to AT&T and an 8310 for a few reasons...coverage and cost with international plan was same as VZW, I needed the GPS and the camera for work. I still have the 8830 and went back and tried an 8130 on a pay as you go data plan for Mexico, which is .005 us per kb....not bad as long as you dont do any web or send heavy emails...which did not work out for me as I needed to send pictures.
Overall though, but for the lack of camera, the 8830 was a great phone...and if you pay for tethering it works in Mexico.
Just remembered, I forgot to mention that Verizon dropped their roaming agreement with Iusacell (mex cdma provider), they are now with Sprint, so there are coverage issues. I still have my verizon, which is on the old North Americas Choice plan, and I use that for voice only...hope that helps.