OT - GSM Roaming in Mexico - Not
On 28/03/2019 13:17, tim... wrote:
I have a basic phone - a Samsung GT E-1200i which I happily roam around
the world with (voice and text only - obviously)
but not when I got to Mexico - no signal for the whole of my time there.
I have an Asda PAYG SIM in it.Â* My data phone, with the same SIM type
worked perfectly, so that's not the issue.Â* (but unfortunately no-one
has that number to call me on, so I don't get incoming calls on it)
I note that Mexico uses GSM 850/1900 not the 900/1800 used in Europe,
but then so does all of Central America and the phone worked perfectly
well when we travelled into Guatemala.
Not necessarily true - according to Wikipedia (and some other sources),
Claro offer service on GSM 900 in Guatemala, wheereas there are no
Mexican operators that have service on 900/1800 which I believe is all
the frequencies your phone supports.