Thoughts on Telcel 4.5 GigaRed and Unefon mobile options for Mexico

First, let's talk Telcel's relatively new 4.5 GigaRed. I tried the superfast mobile network for a month and can say it delivers; I got speeds of up to 60 megabytes per second, which is excellent. The problem with Telcel is that you end up paying a lot for every megabyte you consume. Yes, the mobile network covers most of Mexico, so even if you travel to a secluded place, you may get a signal. ...

I tried Google Station in Mexico City: free and fast public Wi-Fi but at a price

Google describes Google Station as "fast, reliable, for everyone." So I went to try it in one of the locations spread in Mexico City. The closest hotspot Galerías Insurgentes, a shopping centre southwest of the city. It's hard to find one: you can only access it in 7 shopping centres and a bus station. Nevertheless, Google seems to be making an effort to expand its availability; it's...

I tried an electric “Ecobici” bike in Mexico City

I shared with you my thoughts on Mexico City's bike programme. I think the service could be so much better. Well, as of last Wednesday, Ecobici cardholders can ride an "electric" bicycle parked in one of the 28 unique stations around the city. Electric bike The downside to this is that if you take one, you have to return it to an electrical station. With less-than-a-thirteenth of...

As YouTube Go arrives in Mexico, we gave it a, well, go

YouTube Red has been available in Mexico for over a year, and that means Mexican users have been able to download videos for offline viewing for a monthly fee. Now, YouTube has decided to release Go in the country. We couldn't review the app on full, back in February last year, as every video displayed the message "The owner of this video does not allow it to be saved or shared.” As Go is...

My thoughts on Mexico City´s “eco-friendly” bikes

I´ve been using the “Ecobici”, or eco-friendly bikes (not all bikes are eco-friendly) and wanted to share my impressions of the service. On my first week of using the Mexico City’s bikes, I’ve had several issues. Few days into using it, I was returning a bike when the light that indicates you can take a bike started switching between green and red. I then used my card on the bike...

My experience using UberEATS in Mexico City

UberEATS launched in Mexico City last Wednesday at midday. "You can choose between 500 restaurants, including Tori Tori, Fisher's, Eno and Tacos Don Manolito," read the promotional email the hailing giant sent to all its user base in the city. Just recently used it, I cannot say there are hundreds of options available, at least near my location, but I bet people living in a more commercial area...

Virgin Mobile Mexico is giving away free Netflix and YouTube streaming for three months

We get a lot of readers who reside in Mexico; as an update on why Virgin is a good option to keep in mind when in the country, the British carrier is offering free Netflix and YouTube video streaming through its mobile network. As always there are some caveats: first of all, the offer is available for people who switch cell-phone companies, either on pay as you go or contract. If interested,...

Twitter Moments launches in Mexico

Mexican Twitter users can now enjoy Moments in Spanish, almost nine months after the feature launched in the United States. I've been playing around with Moments, and it works just like its English counterpart. You get the same lighting bolt in the menu; tap on a moment and you will see a stream of images and tweets that you can explore by moving sideways. Select a tweet and you will be...

I tried Pokémon Go in Mexico City, and it was awesome (and slightly dangerous)

I just downloaded Pokemon Go in Mexico. I used my New Zealand Apple ID to get the free app on my iPhone. (Apparently, the app is only available in Australia and New Zealand.) The moment I opened the over-a-150-MB game and accessed with my Trainer credentials, which I had to get by signing up with my Google email, I set up the physical details of my male character. I ended up catching a...