Phone Scoop

printed November 29, 2015
See this page online at:

Home  ›  News  ›

AT&T Intros New 'Viva Mexico' Calling Plan

Article Comments  26  

Aug 3, 2009, 10:44 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 4, 2009, 10:02 PM

Today AT&T introduced a new calling plan for customers who frequently need to make calls to or from Mexico. Starting at $55 per month ($85 for two lines), the AT&T Viva Mexico plan gives customers 1000 night and weekend minutes for calls placed to/from Mexico. Additionally, the plan will not bill customers for international long distance calls and lets customers use their roll-over minutes. Messaging and data is charged separately at international rates data, with roaming fees starting at $5 per megabyte.

more info at AT&T »



This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.

toaster oven

Aug 3, 2009, 11:02 AM

Viva Mexico

There's actually six different individual and family plans. Each one is priced $15 above what the standard nation wide price plans are. They allow you to use your anytime and rollover minutes whether your calling, or roaming in Mexico. The only catch is you still have to have at least 60% of your usage in the U.S. Which means for people that have houses or have family in Mexico, you can't use the phone entirely in that country. Still a nice step forward compared to the previous at&t Mexico plan though.
I used to have AT&T for all my wireless needs. But I recently found that TracFone has amazing international calling rates to over 60 countries and even from Mexico and Canada. A lot of business comes from Canada and we set up a local number there so...

Aug 5, 2009, 9:44 AM

Good ot see rollover on this

How many months do I waste my minutes waiting until that kicks in, again?

Aug 4, 2009, 9:39 AM

That's why MetroPCS is better....

MetroPCS for $5/month, unlimited international calling to 100 countries. AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint will never come close. Laughing
Where do most Viva Mexico customers live ith the "Metro"politan areas!
What if you travel? I would think a great deal of people calling mexico would be business people, who travel a lot so the "metro" probably wouldnt jive all that great

sure its a better deal if u can get service

Aug 3, 2009, 11:36 AM

Now they introduce it...

Only about 18 months too late.
texaswireless said:
Only about 18 months too late.

So I guess they will release MMS and tethering for the iPhone 3GS users, say come September 2010?!

Aug 3, 2009, 7:22 PM


AT&T usually copies Verizon. Laughing
And who cares? Now our customers get to enjoy the same benefit of a Mexico plan.

Aug 3, 2009, 2:45 PM

new customers only

thats how I understood the communication they sent out. Sorry but you may need to cancel and restart to get it.
It's not just for new customers, anybody can choose a mexico calling plan.

Aug 3, 2009, 3:43 PM


It would be nice of the U.S. GSM carriers didn't treat Canada like a third-world country and set up a plan similar to the Mexico one for use up there! On the CDMA side, Verizon already has a plan very similar to this for Canada and Sprint has a cheap add-on that allows Canada calls for (I think) a dime a minute. Meanwhile, T-Mobile users are stuck paying $0.49/minute and AT&T $0.69/minute. Is Rogers really that bad of a roaming partner?
Yup. 20.00 more a month to have unlimited roaming in Canada.
Well, I believe Rogers is the ONLY major GSM carrier so they might not agree to terms or something. However, I believe a new wireless firm is going to start business (DAVE wireless) and they have set up a roaming partner with T-Mobile USA, so maybe so...
.79 without a plan
.59 with a plan

also we have .29 to call canada with no plan and we also have 2 plans. 1 that gives u .19 per min or .9 per min.

btw if we treated it like a 3rd world country it would cost about $2.50 per min or so.

Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2015 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.