Telephone lines and cellular telephones are easily obtained, with monthly charges far below those in the US and Canada. Many residents also maintain a Vonage or Magic Jack phone line so friends and family without international phone plans can call anytime at no charge to them.
As Mexican mail service is slow and somewhat undependable, it has been supplemented by a variety of mail forwarding services. Handymail or iShop&Mail, both in San Antonio, offer mail forwarding services. Other Lakeside residents use U.S.-based services such as Sol y Luna in Laredo, TX, so that they can maintain a U.S. address.
UPS has several pickup points in the area, including one at Ajijic Real Estate, Calle Morelos 4.