Chorro Fon offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to Mexico. Plans start from US$6 (~M$101) and give you 4G coverage from Movistar, AT&T & Telcel.

If you're planning a trip to Mexico, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Chorro Fon eSIM. Named after the local Mexican slang word for 'lots', there's a range of different data allowances available for you to choose from on the network.

You can get a Chorro Fon eSIM from US$6 (approximately M$101) at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in Mexico for up to 7 days. The Chorro Fon eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to Mexico and gives you an allowance of 4G mobile data to use whilst you're there.

In this article, we'll look at the Chorro Fon service in Mexico, including how you're able to get it and the best Chorro Fon eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Chorro Fon eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in Mexico (e.g. through international roaming).

Plans From: US$6 (~M$101) for 7 days
Best Deals:
Compatible Devices:
  • Apple iPhone 11 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer
  • Google Pixel 3 and newer
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Coverage: 4G coverage (Movistar, AT&T & Telcel)
Voucher Code:
  • Save 10% on all Chorro Fon eSIMs using KEN10 (new customers only)
  • Save 5% using the KEN5 voucher code (existing Airalo customers)

Chorro Fon Plans

If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in Mexico, you can get a Chorro Fon eSIM from only US$6 (approximately M$101) for 7 days usage.

To get a Chorro Fon eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Chorro Fon eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Chorro Fon eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.

The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Chorro Fon in Mexico:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
AiraloNoneNone1GBUS$6.00
(~M$101)
valid for 7 days
AiraloNoneNone2GBUS$11.50
(~M$194)
valid for 15 days
AiraloNoneNone3GBUS$15.50
(~M$261)
valid for 30 days
AiraloNoneNone5GBUS$23.50
(~M$396)
valid for 30 days
AiraloNoneNone10GBUS$42.00
(~M$708)
valid for 30 days

As a special offer for May 2024, you can get a 10% discount on all Chorro Fon eSIMs. Simply enter the KEN10 voucher code at checkout. This offer is only available if you're new to Airalo.

If you've already used an Airalo eSIM in the past, you can use the KEN5 voucher code to get a 5% discount on your plan.

See all Chorro Fon eSIM deals →

Once you've ordered your Chorro Fon eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in Mexico. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in Mexico and turn your cellphone on.

Your Chorro Fon eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Chorro Fon eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).

Alternatives to Chorro Fon

The main disadvantage of Chorro Fon is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in Mexico when you're using the Chorro Fon eSIM in your phone.

If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in Mexico, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.

If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in Mexico (starting with +52), you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in Mexico.

Chorro Fon Coverage

If you're using a Chorro Fon eSIM, you'll have access to 4G mobile coverage in Mexico. This is provided by the following partner networks:

Coverage ProviderNetwork TypeCoverage Area
Movistar4G LTEMexico
AT&T4G LTEMexico
Telcel4G LTEMexico

There's no international roaming available on a Chorro Fon eSIM. Therefore, you won't be able to use it outside of Mexico. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you may need to get a separate eSIM for the other countries you visit.

Other Airalo eSIMs

Airalo's Chorro Fon eSIM can only be used in Mexico.

If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you could consider getting a Americanmex or Discover or Latamlink eSIM. These eSIM plans will work in Mexico, as well as a number of other countries.

Americanmex eSIM

Airalo's Americanmex eSIM will also work in Mexico, giving you 4G coverage from Movistar & Telcel. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 2 other countries. The Americanmex plans start from US$6.50 for 1GB of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
AmericanmexNoneNone1GBUS$6.50
valid for 7 days
AmericanmexNoneNone2GBUS$12.00
valid for 15 days
AmericanmexNoneNone3GBUS$17.00
valid for 30 days
AmericanmexNoneNone5GBUS$25.50
valid for 30 days
AmericanmexNoneNone10GBUS$46.00
valid for 30 days

Discover eSIM

Airalo's Discover eSIM will also work in Mexico, giving you 4G & 5G coverage from TEMM, TELCEL & AT&T. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 125 other countries. The Discover plans start from US$9 for 1GB of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
DiscoverNoneNone1GBUS$9.00
valid for 7 days
DiscoverNoneNone2GBUS$17.00
valid for 15 days
DiscoverNoneNone3GBUS$24.00
valid for 30 days
DiscoverNoneNone5GBUS$35.00
valid for 60 days
DiscoverNoneNone10GBUS$59.00
valid for 180 days
DiscoverNoneNone20GBUS$69.00
valid for 365 days

Latamlink eSIM

Airalo's Latamlink eSIM will also work in Mexico, giving you 4G coverage from AT&T, Movistar & Telcel. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 18 other countries. The Latamlink plans start from US$15 for 1GB of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
LatamlinkNoneNone1GBUS$15.00
valid for 7 days
LatamlinkNoneNone2GBUS$28.00
valid for 15 days
LatamlinkNoneNone3GBUS$39.00
valid for 30 days
LatamlinkNoneNone5GBUS$60.00
valid for 30 days

Discover+ eSIM

The Discover+ eSIM works in a very similar way to the Discover eSIM, also allowing you to use your mobile phone in Mexico. However, it adds the ability for you to make and recieve phone calls and SMS text messages on your eSIM. You'll be assigned a +43 phone number (based in Austria) to use for calling and texting.

The Discover+ plans currently start from US$15 for 10 minutes, 10 texts and 1GB of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
Discover+10101GBUS$15.00
valid for 7 days
Discover+20202GBUS$27.00
valid for 15 days
Discover+30303GBUS$36.00
valid for 30 days
Discover+50505GBUS$50.00
valid for 60 days
Discover+10010010GBUS$79.00
valid for 180 days
Discover+20020020GBUS$89.00
valid for 365 days

Other Country Specific eSIMs

You can also buy other country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:

For more information, read our Airalo review.

More Information

For more information about Chorro Fon, please see the Airalo website.

Your Comments 4 so far

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  • Hi Ken
    Love this site!
    I’m off to South Africa in Feb 24 and I have a EE contract, they however do not cover that Country in their Data Roaming, what is the best way I can use my phone over there please?
    Get a sim when I land or do you know any other deals
    Thanks
    Richard

  • I just arrived in the USA and Airalo is amazing – I bought the the sim on the airport wifi, and had it fully set up and on the network before I got to LAX baggage claim! So easy, no paperwork, didn’t need to find a shop/kiosk, queue, open up the phone or any of that nonsense. Also with dual sim capability I’m still able to use my British number for receiving sms/iMessage.

    It’s good coverage too, and it automatically swaps between AT&T or T-Mobile depending on the area. I’d highly recommend it and look forward to using it in other places in the future.

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