Local Cell Phone Rental in Cancun
Don't waste your money with international roaming charges and expensive calls back to the USA, Canada or Europe. Sure, you can use your cell phone in Cancun, but the outrageous fees are just lining the pockets of some fat cat in an office. The best and cheapest way of staying in touch with friends and family back home is by renting a local cell phone.
Advantages of a local cell phone rental in Cancun
In a nutshell, a local cell phone is far cheaper that international roaming. There are no fees for accepting foreign calls, you only pay for what you use, and you'll have a local number for your friends and family to reach you. In addition, a local cell phone allows you to make local calls at local rates. That makes it easy to arrange a van transfer or tour. And also makes it easy to give Cancun Manny a call so we can meet up for a beer and hit the sights of Cancun.
Cancun Manny offers two different packages that allow you to get a local cell phone rental in Cancun and save money.
Basic Cancun Cell Phone Rental in Cancun
See how much you will save when you take advantage of this offer. For a $30 fee you get:
I ask for a $30 USD cash deposit for the phone, SIM card, and charger
Smartphone Cell Phone Rental in Cancun
Mexico has really cheap browsing costs so you can get a smartphone and stay connected. For a $50 fee you get:
I ask foI ask for a $100 USD cash deposit for the phone, SIM card and charger
How do I book?
To book any of my Cancun cell phone packages I ask for a $10 deposit via paypal. You only pay the balance and deposit when you receive the phone. Once you return the phone in working condition you immediately get your deposit back.
If you book your airport transfers through me, I will arrange for the driver to give you the phone when you land, so you're immediately connected with your local Cancun cell phone. Just drop the phone back off with the driver. If your airport transfers are already booked why not see if they can be refunded. With Cancun Manny you're getting the cheapest airport transfers and a great value local Cancun cell phone.
If you don't book your airport transfers through me, I can arrange for someone to meet you at the resort and give you the phone. There would be a $20 fee for this service, and only available if you are staying in a Cancun resort.
What about SIM only rentals?
Cancun Manny only wants to offer honest and reliable services to customers. Unfortunately I don't offer SIM only rentals as I can't guarantee it will work. From experience, I know that some unblocked GSM phones won't work with certain SIM cards. Imagine renting a SIM card and it not working in your phone? You'd be annoyed, so I don't offer this service. However, if you rent the basic service from me and the SIM works in your unblocked smartphone you can also use the credit to surf the web. The cost is 21 pesos per MB but that immediately drops to only 1 peso per MB once you've spent 49 pesos.
Other Cheap Cancun Cellphone Options
Another great way to add value to our Cancun cell phone rentals is by signing up with LocalPhone.com and renting a local phone number for your home city/country. You can then forward that number to the local cell phone number I provide to you at very low rates.
For example, if you sign up for localphone.com service you can set up a USA phone number for $3, then pay $.99 per month. Once you have your USA number assigned, you can forward the calls to the Mexican cell phone number you rented from me. Your friends and family in USA would call your USA number and your Cancun cell phone would ring. You would pay only $.038 USD per minute. The advantage of this is that your friends and family don't have to pay the high international long distance rates to call the Cancun cell phone number directly.
With localphone.com all calls to a Mexican cell phone would be 3.8 cents, but the fee to set up the local phone number does vary per country. For instance, to set up a UK phone number, it would be $.99 USD setup, plus $.99 per month, but for Canada it would be $5 USD to set up and $3 USD per month. There are no long term commitments and you can cancel at any time. Check the blog for more information.
If you do sign up with localphone please use firstname.lastname@example.org as the person who refereed you. This way I can earn some free credit with them. I personally use their services for most of my international phone calls, and the call quality is good.