The different means of communication in Mexico

Telephone

Public phones work with coins or with cards (tarjetas telefónicas) that can easily be found in the numerous kiosks. You can also find some call centers that have phone booths with which it is possible to call anywhere in the world (less frequent).

Telephone codes

(Depending on the region you want to call)

  • Long-distance calls (larga distancia):
    • Call a fixed-line number: dial 01 + city code (ex: Merida –> 999) + phone number you wish to reach
    • Call a mobile phone: dial 044 + city code + phone number you wish to reach
  • Short-distance calls:
    • Directly dial the phone number you wish to reach (7 digits)
  • Call Mexico from abroad:
    • Dial 0052 + city code + phone number you wish to reach

Internet

There are many Internet cafes in Mexico, including in small villages. Most of these Internet cafes are equipped with broadband connections. Price for one hour: about 10 to 20 pesos.

Electricity

Electric current runs at 110 volts.