Telephone & Cellular
Long Distance Dialing
* From stationary telephones.
** To call long distance from any phone abroad (stationary or cellphone) to a Mexican
cellphone add 1 after the country code 52 followed by the 10-digit number.
A little info about calling here long distance: our country code here in Mexico is 52, and our local area code (LADA) for the Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa area is 755. So, for example, to call from the U.S.A. or Canada you would dial 011-52-755 then the local number. Most Zihuatanejo numbers begin with 554, and most Ixtapa and Troncones numbers begin with 553.
To call the U.S.A. or Canada from Mexico you just need to know that their country code is 1, so to place a direct long distance call you would dial 001 and the 10-digit number.
We do have cellular phone services here, but check with your local company first to find out if you can receive calls here on your cellphone. Local cellular phone service providers currently are TelCel, IUSACEL, and MoviStar.
To make a local call from a stationary phone to a cellphone first dial 044 followed by the 10-digit number. To make a long-distance call from a stationary phone to a cellphone first dial 045 followed by the 10-digit number. To make a long distance call from abroad to a Mexican cellphone add the number 1 after the country code 52 followed by the 10-digit number. Under Mexico's cellphone policy "Whoever calls, pays". [source: Telmex]
As of January 1st, 2015 all calls made within Mexico via fixed or mobile phones are considered local calls and no additional long distance call charges can be applied.
Prepaid phone cards are readily available at many local stores for use in the Telmex public phones as well as for cellular phones.
800, 866, 877, & 888 Numbers
To call 800 numbers in the USA or Canada first dial 001 then 880 followed by the 7-digit number.
To call 866 numbers in the USA or Canada first dial 001 then 883 followed by the 7-digit number.
To call 877 numbers in the USA or Canada first dial 001 then 882 followed by the 7-digit number.
To call 888 numbers in the USA or Canada first dial 001 then 881 followed by the 7-digit number.
These numbers are NOT toll-free from Mexico and international long distance charges will apply.
Emergency Phone Numbers
No phone card is needed on public phones for 3-digit emergency numbers.
Useful Phone Numbers
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