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Cell phone coverage in Copper Canyon???

Anyone know if Verizon has coverage in the area? Tried to contact them but was on hold forever. Thanks!!!

Also, Do I need any other documents to cross the border other than passport, title to bike / truck, drivers lic, and credit card? Are travelers checks a good idea to bring?

Thank you in advance.
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I was at Copper Canyon 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately I didn't try to use my cell while I was there, so re: Creel or environs, I'm not sure. Caution though- before I left I called Verizon to see if I could use my cell phone while in Mexico. The tech said yes, just activate roaming while I was in the States (*228 or something, confirm). She warned me that "not all areas would be covered". I thought, fine, I can't get a signal everywhere here. BUT- I got no coverage until I was in (near) Mazatlan. Nothing all the way down even though there are TelMex Cell towers everywhere. When I did get through, it was expensive, .21/minute roaming. I ended up using pay phones with my long diistance account from http://www.nobelglobe.com/products_services.html cheap and easy. Have a good trip!
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I was just there past week and probably by tomorrow I will have my trip posted on my web site. Please check there if you are interested.
This forum help me a lot on the trip planner here:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...nfo-road-29852
and here:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ow-cross-29851
and also here:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...r-mexico-29887
and finally here:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...o-i-need-29608

Verizon was working on Creel, I didn't complete any call, but I called my awnser machine at home (if was 3 rings, I had no message and I hang up) and it worked. I hope I won't get charged for that.
I had to enable my phone for international calls before leave, but I had it done from a previous trip to Brazil few weeks before.

Didn't find a need for phone there.

my trip are on the site:
Motorcycle trip to Creel, Cooper Canyon - Mexico

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