AT&T has agreed to buy another Mexican wireless carrier, Nextel of Mexico. This will be combined with their now-completed purchase of Iusacell of Mexico to create a wireless carrier with excellent coverage across the entire country. It means that AT&T (and Cricket) will have a substantial advantage over other US wireless carriers when offering roaming in Mexico. It also means Mexico wireless users will soon have top notch wireless broadband available as AT&T improves both networks to 4G LTE.
As frequent Mexico travelers, we'll offer continuous updates on the AT&T acquisitions and what it means to US wireless users. We expect big changes in what we recommend on our Mexico Cellular pages. We also expect some other US carrier will try to remain competitive, otherwise, we'll just recommend switching to AT&T and head for the beach.
As this unfolds, we have added AT&T as a "local" carrier at Mexico Cellular and you can also check our Mexico Coverage Maps including zoomable, Mexico Interactive Maps. Then head for the beach.