If you ever wonder how to call Mexico from the US, or if it costs extra to call Mexico or if there are extra costs when calling Mexico,The good news is that calling Mexico from the US is easy and affordable. Whether you’re calling family or arranging your vacation, the process for calling Mexico is pretty much the same.
You just need to ensure your phone is set up to make international calls and know how to dial international numbers with a Mexican area code. Keep reading for specific directions on how to make calls to Mexico from the US plus tips to save money on your calls.
To call Mexico, you need to consider if you’ll be calling a Mexican landline or cell phone, know the Mexican area code of the location, and costs.
Once you know that information, use the following steps to call Mexico.
Here’s how to call Mexico from the US when calling a cell phone.
Assuming you had to dial the Durango cell phone number, 52-618-155-5555.
Dial the exit code, 011 Dial the country code, 52 Dial the cell phone code, 1. Dial the area code, 618155-5555.
Here’s how to call Mexico from the US when calling a landline.
For this one, we’ll use a dummy Durango landline, 011-52-618-555-5555.
Dial the exit code, 011 Dial the Mexican country code, 52 Dial the Durango area code, 618 Dial the phone number, 555-5555.
Here’s a list of the telephone area codes in major Mexican towns and cities.
|Location||Area Code||Location||Area Code|
|Cabo San Lucas||624||Mexicali||686|
|Cd. Lazaro. Cardenas||753||Morelia||443|
|Cd. Obregon||644||Nuevo Laredo||867|
|Durango||618||San Luis Potosi||444|
|Ixtapan de la Sal||721||Tulancingo||775|
|La Paz||612||Tuxtla Gutierrez||961|
|Leon||477||Valle de Bravo||726|
Didn’t find yours? No worries, click here for a complete list of area codes in Mexico.
|Brand||Regular monthly rate||Features||Terms|
|Boss Revolution special calling plan||$5.00||- Unlimited calls to landlines and mobile phones in over 40 countries, including Mexico.||
- You need to download the Boss Revolution App and purchase a calling plan.
- There are no subscription fees. Add credit only when you need to make calls.
- Unlimited long-distance calls to Mexico.
- Pay as you go for other countries.
|You need a SIM Kit or a Simple Mobile Phone.|
|Verizon - Global Calling||$5.00||- Unlimited long-distance calls to Mexico and Canada.||- Unlimited calling from the US to 85+ countries|
|AT&T International Calling||$15.00||- Unlimited calling from the US to 85+ countries||Requires a domestic postpaid wireless plan that includes unlimited talk. Additional taxes, fees, and restrictions apply.|
The data shown in the table above is up to date as of July 27, 2021. The current data may differ slightly because of changes in policies and fluctuations in exchange rates.
You might not know how to call Mexico from the US if you don’t have an Internet connection, a landline, or a mobile calling plan. The good news is that you have access to other options when calling internationally. You can use a virtual or physical calling card from a provider like BOSS Revolution.
These cards allow you to call from the US to Mexico and will work with practically any phone, even payphones. The current rate as of this article is 1.5 cents per minute for BOSS Revolution – no subscription fees.
Worth noting is that some calling cards have daily, weekly, or monthly maintenance fees along with extra add-ons like connection fees for each call made. These fees will drain your calling card, and with maintenance fees, the drain continues even when not in use. But you won't have to pay such fees with BOSS Revolution calling cards.
You can use free Internet communication tools or mobile apps to call Mexico for free, such as BOSS revolution (available on Android and iOS) or Facetime. But keep in mind that your friends and family must also download the app to receive and make free calls. Plus, you’ll need a strong Internet connection.
Are you thinking about how to call Mexico while in your business or at work?
Well, businesses can use virtual numbers (also known as Direct Inward Dialing or DID) to make calls. These numbers allow you to bypass the main telephone line and avoid the usual charges that come with your service. In other words, you’ll be using the Internet or VoIP to call Mexico instead of calling with your telephone line.
For a solution, consider IDT Express, which offers virtual numbers in over 70 countries.
Now that you know how to call Mexico, make sure you use a good calling solution or plan with a trustworthy provider. That’s because making calls to Mexico with a traditional phone carrier isn’t optimal as rates are typically much higher. Lastly, remember that if you own a company and frequently need to call Mexico for business purposes – you can reduce or eliminate calling rates with virtual numbers.
Sources: all third party information obtained from applicable website as of July 27, 2021
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