Mexican phone numbers allow you to receive calls from people in Mexico and forward the calls to any location and device in the world. You can also make outgoing calls with your Mexico phone number. Getting a Mexican phone number is the best way to establish a telephone point of contact in Mexico.
Expand into Mexico with Mexican Virtual Phone Numbers
Businesses that expand into Mexico are doing business in a country with a massive labor force of over 56 million people. Mexico is rated by OECD and WTO as the hardest-working nation in the world, in terms of the number of hours worked yearly. Imagine having access to that driven population with only a virtual Mexico phone number. Also, you can penetrate a large economy whose GDP has grown robustly throughout the 2010s and 2020s.
Thankfully, it’s really easy for any business to expand into Mexico using virtual phone numbers. Now, you can get local Mexico phone numbers without actually having a physical presence there. Automatically forward call to any device anywhere in the world. No special equipment is needed. And the phone numbers come with a free suite of advanced features to enable enterprise-grade communications.
Telephone Numbers in Mexico
The telecommunications market in Mexico is among the largest in Latin America. The industry was liberalized in the 1990s and new operators have entered the market. However, Telmex continues to dominate the market.
The penetration of landlines per capita is low compared to other countries in Latin America. Smartphones are very common in Mexico as mobile coverage requires less expensive infrastructure. Nonetheless, Mexico has a huge market of mobile phone users ready to do business with you.
The international dialing code for calls into Mexico is +52. Mexican phone numbers are ten digits long, with two and three-digit area codes in Mexico. The cities Monterrey, Mexico City, and Guadalajara, along with their respective metropolitan areas, have two-digit area codes. The rest of Mexico typically has three-digit area codes.
Mexico has service phone numbers including a wake-up service, information hotline, and 911 for emergencies. There are also phone numbers for operator-assisted international and domestic collect calls.
Since August 3, 2019, all phone numbers within Mexico’s phone numbering plan have a ten-digit format, even local calls. Callers will no longer need to dial 0 before the intended number.
Different Types of Mexican Phone Numbers
Mexico has toll-free numbers and local area code numbers depending on the needs of your organization. Virtual Mexican phone numbers have call forwarding so that calls can be answered anywhere, on any device. In addition, outbound calling allows you to use a Mexico caller ID when calling local Mexico customers.
If you plan to do business in Mexico, then understanding the difference between numbers types proves necessary.
1. Mexico Toll-Free Numbers
Toll-free Mexico phone numbers are free for Mexican locals to call. The toll-free prefix used is (800). Local businesses, customers, and vendors, can use your Mexico toll-free number to call you for free. And, virtual providers give you the opportunity to use a toll-free number from outside the country. This means that your business does not need to be located in Mexico to use Mexico phone numbers.
The format for Mexico toll-free numbers is: 800 xxx-xxxx
2. Mexico Local Numbers
Mexico local numbers have specific geographic area codes for different cities in the country. These numbers are commonly used by local businesses and residents, and can be dialed from anywhere in the world. Individuals calling these numbers incur local calling charges. You can get local Mexico phone numbers for the following major Mexican cities with local area codes:
- Cancun (998)
- Chihuahua (614)
- Cordoba (271)
- Guadalajara (33)
- Mexico City (55)*
- Monterrey (81)
- Santiago (81), and more.
The format for Mexico geographic numbers is: +52 (55)* xxxx xxxx
How to Call a Phone Number in Mexico
You can call a phone number in Mexico with outbound calling services. If you are calling a Mexican phone number that are landlines or mobile phone numbers from another country, you should dial +52 or 0052 followed by the phone number. Standard outbound calling rates will apply.
Local service providers charge different rates for local calls in Mexico. Because it’s a closed system, you will not need to dial 0 before making a local phone call. Simply dial the area code followed by the phone number you want to call. It’s that simple.
Mexico toll-free numbers are even easier and free to call and that is why customers prefer doing business with companies that have one. You can simply dial 01800 to call a toll-free number in Mexico.
Things to Know for Doing Business in Mexico
Mexico is a federal republic. It is located in the southern region of the North American continent. It is bordered by the United States to the north, Guatemala, Belize, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. Mexico is divided into regions, each with its own unique culture and traditions. Mexico City is the capital and financial center, along with other major business cities including Guadalajara and Puebla.
People in Mexico speak Spanish and their currency is the Peso. The economy of Mexico is strong and it contains rapidly developing modern industrial and service sectors. Their aim is to expand competition in ports, railroads, electricity generation, airports, natural gas, and telecommunications.
Mexico is a member of APEC, NAFTA, OECD, and the World Trade Organization. Its main trading partners are the United States, Canada, and China. Exports consist mostly of vehicles and machinery. Companies in these industries would greatly benefit from using Mexico virtual phone numbers to expand into Mexico.
How to Get Mexico Phone Numbers
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