Do you want to dial from USA to Mexico? We tell you how.
Dialing a landline number
- Find out the international dialing prefix. This may vary depending on your Long Distance provider, and could be 01, 001, 011, etc. (AT&T uses 011).
- Dial as follows (NOTE, change the numbers according to the phone you want to actually dial):
|LD prefix||Country code for Mexico||Area Code in Mexico (Note Area codes are called “LADA codes” in Mexico)||Local number|
In this example you’d dial 011-52-55-5658-1111
Calling a mobile / cellular phone
Warning: Dialing a mobile number is slightly different:
|LD prefix||Country code for Mexico + mobile access code (1)||Area Code in Mexico (Note Area codes are called “LADA codes” in Mexico)||Local number|
You’d dial 011-521-55-1215-1398
LADA (area) codes
In Mexico, area codes can be 2 or 3 digits long. They’re known as LADA codes (LADA is short for “LArga DistanciA” – Long Distance).
Local numbers are 7 or 8 digits long.
The combination of an area code and its local number will always be 10 digits long.
At this page (Telmex) you’ll find a LADA search engine. Type the name of the town or city you want to reach and you’ll get a listing of applicable LADA area codes.
If you frequently dial long-distance we suggest using Skype. This application allows you to call from your computer or smartphone to a landline at a lower cost than traditional phone-to-phone long distance. Also, if the call is from a device running skype to another (be it computer or smartphone), there is no cost. All you need is to install the software and a broadband connection to the Internet.
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