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I apologize if this question has been asked before, I even searched for it.

Providing you are in the right area with the right phone will it work?

I realize that it would be more expensive than buying a local sim and unlocked phone but it is only for just in case.

Rogers says it can be used in 47 destinations but never tells you which ones.
 

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I leave my PAYGo phone off until I get to the country. When I get there, I turn it on and it usually indicates the local provider and the cost per minute. Only place it hasn't worked so far is Cuba - I brought up the Cuba map and see that coverage is very spotty (no pun intended).

Thanks for the link warpdwhim

That website may be a bit out of date as when I was in Spain it indicated $2.50, not the $2.00 in the link. Also, it was $2.00 in the US instead of $1.45. The rates posted may therefore not be for PAYGo, but as I say, fire up the phone when you get there.

Note the following tip:

Easy International Dialing
While you're in Canada, save all numbers in your device's speed dial with "+" [plus sign] "1" area code and 7-digit phone number, for example, +14165551234. By doing this, your calls in Canada will not be affected and when you travel overseas, you can simply dial from your phone's address book and your call will be completed with no additional dialing requirements. Dialing with a "+1" will not affect how you are charged for local calls.
 

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warpdwhim, that list does not apply to Pay As You Go. Roaming info for Paygo is here. Mexico is not on the list.
That list has 75 countries and you are right but no Mexico, but it has Haiti.

I phoned Rogers Pay As You Go and they said no but I phoned several stores and they said yes.

Even did a Google but found no one who actually said Yes it worked or No it didn't.

57, have you actually used yours in Mexico?
 

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I have not used mine in Mexico. Only in the US. I did turn it on in several other countries - Cuba (didn't get a provider in the remote location I was in), many in Europe - no problem with a provider, but didn't make any calls - was just checking in case I needed it for an emergency like you.

I would have thought if a regular Rogers phone works, why wouldn't a PAYGo, but stranger things have happened I suppose - perhaps some special agreement necessary?
 

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(Old thread, I know.)

Rogers has very limited roaming on prepaid.

An inexpensive option is to get AT&T GoPhone service when you're in the States. It works for 25 cents US a minute in Mexico. There might be a long distance charge to call Canada, but I don't believe that this is the case.

It will also give you service you can use in the US to avoid Rogers' roaming rates.
 
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