Monday, Monday. Facebook down. What’s App not working. Didn’t bother checking Instagram.
It certainly made for a quieter day. No constant pings and dings of notifications on my phone. I actually spent very little time on my phone.
Here in Mexico What’s App is a lifeline to many. I’ve met a lot of people who just put 50 pesos at a time on their phone. They don’t have a phone plan like I do.
For 200 pesos a month, less than $10 US, I have unlimited talking and texting as well as long distance to the USA and Canada. Some data is included ans all social media is also free.
Without a phone plan, What’s App that runs off WiFi is free, so that is a very popular option for those who do not have a plan.
Therefore a lot of people were impacted when everything went down on Monday. Their pesos on their phones would not stretch quite as far.
I find it interesting that phone plans here are so reasonably priced. In the USA a similar plan with AT&T costs me $40. Canada was even more expensive the last time I was there.
While buying cell phones is far more expensive in Mexico, using them is definitely much more affordable here.