How to Call Mexico from the U.S.

Need to call Mexico from the United States?

To call Mexico from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:

  • First dial 011 – the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 52 – the Mexico country code.
  • Then the area code – 2/3 digits.
  • Finally, the phone number – 7/8 digits.

Here are some general calling tips:

  1. Usually, it costs more to call mobile phones than fixed lines. By looking into mobile number prefixes in Mexico, you can find out what kind of number you’re calling beforehand. Vonage World Premium Unlimited makes it easier — unlimited1 calling to mobile phones in Mexico is included.
  2. Calling mobile phones in Mexico means you will end up using the Calling Party Pays (CPP) system; the person who initiates the call pays for it.
  3. International calls to mobile phones in Mexico are dialed like regular international calls. So to call a Mexico City mobile phone from the U.S., dial 011 + 52 + 1 + area code + number.

Need more help calling Mexico?

Here’s a list of major area codes in Mexico, by city:

Acapulco 744
Cancun 998
Celaya 461
Chihuahua 614
Ciudad Juarez 656
Cozume 987
Culiacan 671
Guadalajara 33
Hermosillo 622
La Paz 682
Mazatlan 669
Merida 999
Mexicali 686
Mexico City 55
Miquelon 508
Monterrey 81
Puebla 222
Puerto Vallarta 322
San Luis Potosi 444
Tampico 833
Tecate 665
Tijuana 664
Torreon 871
Veracruz 229

Speaking of mobile calling to Mexico, Vonage has a plan. Literally.

Vonage introduces Vonage World Mexico Sin Límites!

Vonage World Mexico Sin Límites gives you unlimited¹ calling to landlines and mobiles in Mexico, so you can call Mexico without worrying about a big bill. With Mexico Sin Límites you’ll get:

  • Unlimited¹ calling to landlines in over 60 countries — including Mexico!
  • Unlimited¹ calling to mobile phones in over 10 countries — Mexico too.
  • Unlimited¹ local and long distance home phone service across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Vonage Extensions® — extend this calling plan to any phone, even U.S. mobiles, at no extra charge.
  • 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • Free Vonage-to-Vonage calls.
  • Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting and many other standard features.

Mexico Sin Límites is the best plan to affordably call Mexican landlines and mobiles, and when you include Vonage Extensions™ to your Vonage home phone service, you’ll be able to extend your Vonage home calling plan to any phone (even mobiles) – for no extra charge. Meaning you can call Mexico using this calling plan from both your home and/or mobile phone. Get Vonage World Mexico Sin Límites today!

And….here’s a way to make communication cost even less.

Dialing Mexico from the U.S. Check.
Vonage World Mexico Sin Límites is the best plan to call Mexican landlines and mobiles. Got that.
But, like the header reads, THERE IS another way to make communicating with family in Mexico even more affordable. When your mom in Mexico City signs up for Vonage, we’ll ship her, (via UPS) a Vonage Box™ with a U.S. number attached! Now she (and the rest of your family in Mexico), can make unlimited¹ international calls to the USA from both landlines and mobiles! And since your family has a U.S. number now, you’ll be able to call Mexico free*!

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Take a minute to check out Vonage Mobile for cool international calling apps for Android™ & iPhone® devices.

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.