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dcx45 (Offline)
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Join Date: 13 Feb 2012

Default If you're staying in Playacar ... - 14-02-2012, 12:40

just wanted to share my experience, hope this helps somebody.

After reading the very helpful post by dpkroh I arrived equipped with a SIM cutter bought off Amazon. First I went to the big TelCel branch in Centro Maya only to be told that they have no new numbers to connect (!) and to come back next day, following day they wanted my passport even though previous day driving license was enough. In short they were very unhelpful.

In a bout of desperation I tried the small booth which is in the shopping centre itself-right in front of checkouts. The girl spoke no english whatsoever, but was keen to sell, so with a printout of the dpkroh's post, showing the prices and my five phrases in spanish I managed to get her to sell me new card, activate it and add the data tariff, I've cut it and voila ...

Moral of this story - avoid "official" TelCel branches.

I was getting about 300Kb downstream in Playacar, more in central Playa. Perfect antidote to the overpriced, lobby only, access our hotel was offering.
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