Cell Phone Rentals
Whether you are living in or visiting the beautiful city of Merida, staying in touch with your loved ones back home is important. For many people it is confusing and/or costly to dial long distance from the US to get through to you and with that in mind, comes the idea of a US number cell phone that you can get right here in Merida. The advantages to using this phone for your communication with the USA are several:
Cost - Cheaper for them to call you; cheaper for you to call them.
The cost per call to YOU is 25 cents USD per minute. That is, if someone calls you from home, they don’t pay anything as most plans in the US are now national and calls to any number in the US is just a local call. So they don’t pay anything and it only costs you 25 cents per minute. If you are calling them, the same rate applies, which is quite a bit cheaper than the 75 cents per minute you would pay on a TelCel pay as you go phone here.
Convenience and Ease of Use – folks back home just dial the number as they normally would, as it is a US number. No country codes, no extra numbers, no operator talking to them in Spanish. I know all about this as my Dad has a permanent problem calling me here in Merida. He can never get through and always claims my phones are not working. OK, he’s 73 but still. This phone number has ended that problem for him (and stopped the complaining)
The business advantage - if you are a businessperson here in Merida and have clients and/or customers in the US and Canada, how great would it be if you were able to offer them instant communication with you at no cost to them? Having an AT&T rental phone with a US number at their disposal is like having your company’s or services 1-800 number in your pocket.
I have several plans for rentals, ranging from short term ie 7 days (minimum) and 14 days to 21 days and monthly and on to an annual plan. Delivery is free within the city of Merida and the deposit is reasonable and 100% refundable. You only pay the inexpensive rental fee and minutes required.