Originally Posted by beechum1
I'd recommend a GSM phone and buy a telcel card when you get down there for local calls and some SHORT international calls.
with my sprint phone I get free google voice integration which I can use data to get voicemails and send and recieve texts.
for the duration you're going to be down there (if it's only a few days) use a telcel card, load it with 300 pesos (~25$) and you'll likely get 300 pesos "regalado." That's quite a bit of data for one week and you can do emails and such and texting if you have to INTL. V
voice calls, any way you do it, are cheap-ish, but can add up pretty quick.
Beechum when you cross the border, how far away are the buses? are they right there at the border crossing or do you need to that a taxi to the bus depot?