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    I am traveling to Mexico soon.
    My iPad 3 has a Verizon card that I have never activated.
    Can I purchase a data plan for a month that would give me unlimited coverage while in Mexico?
    I talked to a novice Verizon representative that was not very helpful.
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    Don't think a domestic Verizon plan will cover your trip to Mexico. You might have to buy it there or buy an international prepaid.
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    Unlikely.
    You would have to activate a data plan domestically and add a roaming plan which probably runs $25 + a month or the prepaid plan the above post mentions,
    If available.

    If you don't travel a lot, better to use "pay as you go" for access ONY when public / free wifi isn't available.

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    Check out the local cellular carriers where you are traveling to. You may be able to buy a local pre paid SIM card.
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    Yes this is what I was looking for. A prepaid plan for a month. When I asked the sales rep it was Ahh...I don't think so. And when I asked are you sure? His response was Ah .....pretty sure. What in the name of heaven has become of customer service?
    I'll check with another Verizon rep.
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    Don't check with your cellular provider, check with the cellular provider located in your destination. If you have an unlocked phone, you can use a SIM card from any carrier supported by your phone. If your phone is locked, some carriers will unlock it for international use. Have you asked about that?
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    You mean iPad right?
    What do you mean by unlocked? I bought it with a Verizon SIM card. The place I'm traveling to is very remote and rural. Not a lot there.
    So if I were to find one that I could use, how does that work? Would it be like a phone calling card with a prepaid data allotment? Take out the Verizon card and install another?
    Sorry but this is my first attempt at traveling with an iPad.
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    Yes, if you get a prepaid SIM card, you just remove the existing card from your iPad and replace it with the prepaid one. That way you avoid expensive data roaming charges.
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    If I can find one, this sounds pretty cool! Sounds like it would be cheaper IF I can find one.
    Thanks.

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