|The Transpeninsular Highway|
We've been pretty lucky with the internet and cell service. We had none while we were camped at the beach and we’re in Los Barriles now and the campground WiFi is only available close to the office. Our Telcel internet on my phone and the aircard are not great here either. Bill’s T-mobile retina iPad is working like a champ, and in fact the only way I'm able to publish this blog is through using his iPad as a hotspot. Our arsenal now is my iPhone with a Mexican sim card in it for data and local phone calls; Bill has a cheapie Mexican cell phone with no data on it, our Telcel aircard and Bill’s T-mobile iPad. We have forwarded our calls from our American cell phones to our Google voice numbers, and that has worked out great for getting voice-mails, but actually using Google voice or Skype for calls hasn't exactly worked like I thought it would, because of the slowness of the internet. I called my daughter and my mother, one couldn't hear me at all, and the other said there was a loud buzzing sound. I purchased a couple of international calling cards that you use at various Ladatel phone booths that are everywhere and I can call my family with those. This lowers the cost of those calls to fifty cents a minute. It wouldn't work too well for calling my clients, though, as I usually need to be in front of my computer while talking to them. So far emails have been the main source of my communication with my clients, but this really isn't any different than when I am in the U.S.