Are you on your way to Mexico? No matter if you’re traveling for work or pleasure, be careful to become familiar with the local phone system in your new location. You may use this tutorial to learn how to contact friends and relatives in Mexico.
Only when contacting phone numbers in foreign countries are country codes required. In the nation where the call is coming from, these are dialed before the phone number with the international prefix (or the + sign). The US international dialing prefix is 011, so if you’re calling Mexico from the US, for instance, you will dial 011, the Mexico country code, and then the phone number.
The international country code for calling Mexico is:
How to Call Numbers in Mexico
The International Telecommunication Union granted Mexico the country dialing number +52. The Basic Technical Numbering Plan of 2018 was developed by the Department of Federal Institute of Telecommunications of the Federal Government of Mexico and included all telephone numbers in the nation.
Simply said, a prefix is a group of digits that follow a telephone number’s country and area codes. The phone numbers in Mexico are made up of 12 numbers, which are divided into groups of three. To call Mexico from a mobile phone, you should thus dial country code + area code + 8-digit number. The following cities in Mexico have common area codes: Cancun (33), Guadalajara (33), and Mexico City (55). (998).
|City||Country Code||Area Code||Phone Number|
|Mexico City||+52||55||8302 1182|
|Ciudad Juárez||+52||656||1123 8739|
|Rosarito Beach||+52||661||1162 7727|
|Cabo San Lucas||+52||624||3837 9831|
|Ciudad Juarez||+52||656||1544 6878|
|Playa del Carmen||+52||984||2579 5455|
The format of Mexican phone numbers is quite similar to that of US numbers, which makes them simpler to remember. You have a seven-digit number, 123-4567, after the three-digit area code (123). There are a few anomalies, like the two-digit area code for México City (55) and phone numbers with eight digits rather than seven (1234-5678).
- You must only dial the 7-digit code when contacting a local landline or a number that has the same area code as the landline you are calling from. It’s 1234567.
- You must start your call with (area code) + (phone number) when dialing a long-distance landline, which is a number that does not have the same area code as the landline you are calling from. For example, (123)-1234567.
- You must start your call with (area code) + to reach a local cell phone with the same area code as the landline you are calling from (phone number). (123)-1234567.
- You must start your call with (area code) + when dialing a long-distance mobile phone, that is, a cell phone that does not have the same area code as the landline you are calling from (phone number). (123)-1234567.
Prior to August 3, 2019, telephone numbers in Mexico had ten digits and either two-digit or three-digit area codes for Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara and their respective metropolitan regions. In order to combat number depletion, new area codes were allocated in the overlay format for Toluca and Puebla in 2017 and Leon, Mexico City, and Tijuana in 2018.
How to Call Mexico from the US
Dial 011 followed by the country code, in this example, 52 for Mexico, followed by the area code and the phone number to make an international call from anywhere in the US. That would be 011+52 (123)-1234567. Make sure you know what you are calling because phoning a landline differs from dialing a mobile phone, as seen in the several examples below:
011+52 (area code) – is the number you call to reach a landline in Mexico (phone number). 1234567 is 011+52 (123) there.
Dial 011+52 and then: reach a Mexican mobile phone. 1, which informs the carrier that you want to contact a mobile number, is followed by the area code and the phone number’s seven digits. 011+52-1-(123)-1234567 is the number.
How to Call from Mexico
You must first dial the international access code, followed by the area code and the destination number, to make an international call from Mexico. Landlines and mobile/cell phones have somewhat different international access codes, so:
How to Call Using a Mexican Landline
When calling an international number from a landline in Mexico, first dial the international access code, “00,” followed by the area code and the destination number.
How to Call Using a Mexican Cell Phone
Regardless of whether your cell phone is using a Mexican plan or operator or a non-Mexican plan or operator, you must dial international numbers by first entering the “+” sign (press and hold the zero key on your smartphone’s screen for a brief period of time), followed by the country code (which is “1” for the US and Canada), the area code, and the number. Dialing 00 (like you would from a landline) won’t function from a mobile or cell phone.
As of January 1, 2016, calling 911 will connect you to emergency services in all of Mexico. The former system, which needed users to dial several numbers to access various emergency services, has been replaced with this service, accessible around the clock every day of the year. Both landlines and mobile phones can make free 911 calls.
The two most crucial numbers to know are the Mexican emergency phone number and the citizen aid number of your country’s embassy or consulate, regardless of the sort of emergency you may be experiencing.
The tourist aid line and the number for the “Green Angels,” a roadside assistance service that provides general tourist support and information, are additional numbers that are useful to have. The Green Angels may be reached at (078), and unlike other Mexican emergency calls, they may have English-speaking operators.