Chorro Fon offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to Mexico. Plans start from US$8 (~M$142) 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$8 (approximately M$142) 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$8 (~M$142) 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 5% on all Chorro Fon eSIMs using KEN5 voucher code

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$8 (approximately M$142) 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:

valid for 7 days
valid for 15 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 days

As a special offer for June 2023, you can get a 5% discount on all Chorro Fon eSIMs when you enter the KEN5 voucher code at checkout.

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 Discover Global or Latamlink eSIM. These eSIM plans will work in Mexico, as well as a number of other countries.

Discover Global eSIM

Airalo's Discover Global eSIM will also work in Mexico, giving you 4G coverage from Telcel. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 84 other countries. The Discover Global plans start from US$9 for 1GB of data:

Discover GlobalNoneNone1GBUS$9.00
valid for 7 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone3GBUS$24.00
valid for 15 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone5GBUS$35.00
valid for 30 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone10GBUS$59.00
valid for 60 days
Discover GlobalNoneNone20GBUS$89.00
valid for 180 days

Latamlink eSIM

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

valid for 7 days
valid for 15 days
valid for 30 days
valid for 30 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.

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