SMS Messaging Questions

1. How much does it cost to send a text message to the US or Canada?

For Telcel customers, every SMS to US & Canada uses the equivalent of 2 Minutes of Airtime. Texts sent to Mexico use the equivalent of 1 Minute.

Movistar charges one peso per message sent to Mexico, US & Canada.

Iusacell bundles include 60 or 100 SMS, extra messages past the bundle will cost 2 pesos per text.

2. How do I send an SMS to the US or Canada?

You must either send it with +1-xxx-xxx-xxxx or with 001-xxx-xxx-xxxx

3. How can I receive a text message from outside of Mexico?

The sender must send it as +521-xxx-xxx-xxxx or as +011-52-1-xxx-xxx-xxxx

4. Do applications like WhatsApp or iMessage cost money to use?

Since those messages are sent via Data, they do not count as regular SMS and hence do not use your Minutes/Credits balance but they do use your Data.