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Living so far away from my family in Mexico lends a bittersweet note to what should be a joyous holiday season. I miss my abuelito so much, especially around this time of year! But we are able talk on the phone, of course, so that’s nice.
That long distance phone bill can be scary at times, though, so I’m grateful when I find a great deal! Right now, AT&T GoPhone is offering a new $55 U.S., Mexico, Canada monthly rate plan and phone pricing options, giving customers more ways to connect with family and friends throughout the holidays, with the freedom of no annual contracts. (Have I mentioned how much I hate contracts?)
I’ve been using the new plan to stay in touch with my family and friends in Mexico and Canada over the holidays and am very happy with it. With family to visit and tons of friends and distant relatives to call and text holiday wishes to, it’s easy to lose track of how many long distance minutes and roaming charges I’ve used, but AT&T’s new rate plan comes with unlimited messaging and $0.01 per minute calling to and from Mexico and Canada, and nationwide unlimited talk, text and data usage here in the U.S. I haven’t seen a better deal anywhere! Plus, from now until February 28th, 2015, AT&T is offering savings on the smartphones themselves:
- GoPhone 4G LTE smartphones are on sale starting at $69.99
- GoPhone 4G smartphones starting at $49.99
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
That is so awesome for people with loved ones. I walked over to a section of Mexico when I was in San Diego last year, sent a text and paid a small fortune for it not realizing.
Lalia @ Found Frolicking says
I’ve always loved the old-fashioned way of staying in touch! So I send cards, postcards, letters, and photos to my close friends throughout the year—and especially during the holidays. I usually like to send out Christmas cards, too! But I haven’t been able to the last two years, things have just been so hectic.
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I think a go phone would be the perfect first time phone for a kid. It gives you total control over everything.
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Liz Mays says
This phone is such a nice option for communicating with family. I love that you can reach Mexico and Canada inexpensively.
Rena McDaniel says
I’m pretty lucky most if my family lives close by. I also use AT&T though and have been very happy with their service. These are great prices for calling Mexico and Canada.
My dad and stepmom used to live right near Canada – traveling over the border frequently. This would have been such a great option for them at that time. I love that you can go connect with neighboring countries and not pay a fortune to stay in touch!
We visit family over the holidays and the ones we can’t visit we send Christmas cards too.
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I have a friend in Europe, there doesn’t seem to be good rates for there that I’ve seen anywhere? I do skype with her a lot and text, facebook and email are always good too – I do miss talking to her on the phone. No relatives or friends in Mexico or Canada at the moment.
Jessica Beal Harlow says
Unlimited messaging is a big deal for our family. It’s really hard to keep track of what you’ve used!
Uplifting Families says
This sounds like a great plan for international calling. I am thankful that we live near family so we see them during the holidays.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I have never heard of Go phones before. That is a great price that the phones are under $99!
Annie M says
I love calling my loved ones over the holidays. Thankfully, they are all relatively nearby 🙂
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Lois Alter Mark says
Love that photo! It’s great to find a way to stay connected with your loved ones without spending a fortune.
Alice Chase says
staying connected all year is important and this phone makes it so affordable. The family pictures you shared really reminds me to call MY extended family more often.
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Kay Adeola says
This is really good,I tend to stick to sending emails most of my family rather uses a computer.
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Rebel Sweetheart says
I am grateful for Skype and Viber, which my family’s means of staying connected with each other holidays or not. 🙂
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Lisa Ladrido says
I am glad you found something that works for your family. We use skype or facetime and those have worked well for us. Glad you got to talk to abuelo!
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We love to Skype or FaceTime with family out of state. It’s fun being able to see who you talk to.
Chrystal @ Nevermore Lane says
That is such a great deal for Canada and Mexico talk plans! As for talking to my family during the holidays, my family pretty much all lives here in-state. Although, we don’t talk as often as we should.
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Sounds like a good deal. I don’t know what I would have done without Skype. I have clients all over the world. If we had to pay long distance tolls every time, it would have been a pretty big issue! Nice that there are options like this.
What a great plan for those who have family members living in Canada or Mexico. I know that phone bills can really go sky high, especially over the holidays, if you don’t have a good plan. I will have to let some of my friends know about this.
Stefani Tolson says
I think it is important to stay connected with loved ones, even when they are far away. My husbands grandmother has a Skype account which I think is great.
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April Grant says
All of my family is state side, but I’m finding that the GoPhone is very helpful when needed. I have one because my old phone broke and I needed a temp one. The GoPhone was inexpensive and easy to set up (just switch the SIM).
Tough Cookie Mommy says
We mostly use the phone to keep in contact with our family overseas. It’s the next best thing to being together.
Paula Shuck says
I’m a big fan of skype and facebook for keeping in touch with loved ones. I don’t know what I’d do without them!
That’s nice that there’s a set plan rate. We have friends in Scotland and when we call them it’s atrocious. If they call us it’s not bad for them…not sure what the dif is, but they’re luckier than we are on the phone thing, for sure. 🙂
I love Facetime with my family. It’s nice to talk and see them at the same…..
Sarah Bailey says
It can be so hard having family in other countries, I am so thankful for the internet allowing us to keep in touch but sometimes nothing beats hearing the sound of their voice. What a great sounding plan they are offering to help you keep in touch. x
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