Introduction

Facts for the Traveler

Transportation

Recreation

Communications

Baja Cities and Sites
La Paz
Todos Santos
San Ignacio
Santa Rosalia
Loreto
Ciudad Constitution
Cabo Del Este
Los Cabos

Further Reading

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COMMUNICATIONS

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TELEPHONE SERVICE

NOTE: A new system of telephone area codes went into effect in Mexico on November 17, 2001. This page includes the latest information we have for placing calls using the new system.

To call Mexico from other countries, dial the international code, country code, area code and number. For example, to call Mexico from the USA or Canada, dial 011+52+area code+number.

To call long distance within Mexico:
Station to station direct: 01+area code+number
Person to person with operator assistance: 02+area code+number
Operator assisted long distance call: 020

Baja California Area Codes
Tijuana 664
Tecate 665
Primo Tapia
Rosarito
661
La Rumorosa
Mexicali
Michoacan De Ocampo
Nuevo Leon, San Felipe
Sinaloa
686
Benito Juarez
Ciudad Morelos
Guadalupe Victoria
Hermosillo
Queretaro
Saltillo
658
Ejido Esteban Cantu
Ensenada
B La Mision
Maneadero
646
Colonia Vicente Guerrero
Isla De Cedros
San Quintin
616
Bahia De Tortugas
Guerrero Negro
Mulege
San Ignacio
Santa Rosalia
615
Ciudad Constitucion
Loreto
Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos
Puerto San Carlos
Villa Insurgentes
613
La Paz
Todos Santos
612
Buena Vista
Cabo Del Sol
Cabo San Lucas
San Jose Del Cabo
624

Click her for a complete list of Mexico area codes.

To Convert from the old telephone number system to the new system:
You may see telephone numbers formatted in a variety of ways, but in general, if you take the last seven digits and put the new area code in front of them, the number should work. For example, if you see a telephone number in La Paz listed as 112-5-1195 or as (1)125-1195, drop the first 1, then put the new 612 area code in front of the remaining numbers. The exceptions to this rule are the parts of Mexico that have two-digit area codes. Those areas include Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. In those places, the local numbers consists of eight digits.

Service numbers within Mexico
police 060
fire 068
directory assistance 040
long distance operator (within Mexico) 020
international operator 090
the current time 030

To call other countries from Mexico:
Station to station direct: 00+country code+area code+number
For example, to place a station to station call from Mexico to the USA, dial 00+1+area code+number.
Person to person with operator assistance: 09+country code+area code+number
For example, to place a person to person call from Mexico to the USA, dial 09+1+area code+number.
Operator assisted call from Mexico to other countries: 090

Telephone Country Codes
Country: Code:

Ask about surcharges made by phone services and hotels that place calls for you.

Beware of the tempting signs everywhere inviting you to just pick up the receiver and dial 0. This service costs the receiver $25 for the first three minutes and $5 each minute thereafter. LADATEL cards are much cheaper - about $1.30 per minute to the US.

FAX COMMUNICATION SERVICES
Some towns now have communications centers that will send and receive faxes for you. Some shops offer the service as do Marinas.

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