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'Internet in your home' is Telcel's new offering. 'Internet in your home' is Telcel's new service.

Telcel now offering household internet via mobile network

It follows similar offerings by Movistar, AT&T and Televisa

The largest cellphone operator in Mexico is now offering household internet via its 4G mobile network.

Spain-based Movistar was the first company to offer the service early this year, followed by the United States-based AT&T and the domestic firm Televisa in the spring.

For 199 pesos (about US $10) per month, users get speeds of up to 5 Mbps. Once a data cap of 100 GB is reached, download speed is reduced to 1 Mbps.

The second tier offers up to 10 Mbps with a data cap of 150 GB for 349 pesos (about $17.50). Once the cap is reached, download speeds are reduced to 2 Mbps.

Speeds depend on traffic and available technology in any given area.

Telcel also offers two modems — a Huawei for 1,439 pesos and an Alcatel for 1,279 pesos.

In some regions a two-year contract is required.

The residential 4G service is available everywhere that Telcel has coverage.

Movistar offers a 60 GB plan for 399 pesos per month, with 10 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds. Once the data cap is reached, upload speeds drop to 2.5 Mbps.

The modem costs 899 pesos.

AT&T offers two residential 4G tiers, with download speeds of 5 and 10 Mbps, with prices of 200 and 350 pesos respectively. After a data cap of 150 GB is reached, download speeds in both plans are reduced to 2 Mbps.

The company’s modem costs 1,200 pesos.

Broadcaster Televisa’s Blue Telecomm service offers two data-cap free plans for 225 and 375 pesos with upload speeds of 5 and 10 Mbps respectively. The price of the modem is 849 pesos.

Source: Xataka México (sp)

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