Telephone numbers in Mexico

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Closed dial plan[edit]

As of August 3, 2019 Mexico's numbering plan will become closed to ten digits. The Plan Técnico Fundamental de Numeración issued on September 4, 2018, introduces a ten-digit closed numbering scheme, where the first digit denotes a geographical area of the country:

Mexico Geographical Indicator for Phone Numbers.png
  • 2 Central Highlands
  • 3 West
  • 4 North
  • 5 Mexico City Metropolitan Area
  • 6 Northwest
  • 7 South
  • 8 Northeast
  • 9 East

As of August 3, 2019, Phone numbers in Mexico will become ten digits by appending the area codes to the local number [1]. After this date, all phone numbers should be dialed in a ten-digit format, even for local calls.

Dialing prefixes[edit]

As of August 3, 2019, only the following dialing prefixes will be available for use within Mexico:

Prefix Use Format Digits after prefix
00 International direct dialing 00 + country code + local phone number -
Domestic direct dialing phone number 10

Dialing into Mexico[edit]

As of August 3, 2019, to reach a Mexican land line phone from another country, you will dial:

    + 52 + (local phone number)

To reach a Mexican cell phone from another country, dial:

    + 52 + (local phone number)

Above, the plus sign (+) represents the international access code of the country are calling from. For example, from Europe or Central America dial:

    00 52 (local phone number)

From North America (United States or Canada) dial:

    011 52 (local phone number)

Phone numbers and area codes[edit]

Phone numbers in Mexico consist of ten digits with either two-digit area codes (for Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara and their respective metropolitan areas) or three-digit area codes for the rest of the country. New area codes have been assigned in the overlay format to address number exhaustion: In 2017, Toluca and Puebla, in 2018 Leon, Mexico City and Tijuana.

For a list of all area codes, see Area codes in Mexico by code.

Major cities and metropolitan areas have the following codes:

Area code City or metropolitan area
55 / 56 Mexico City
81 Monterrey, Nuevo León
33 Guadalajara, Jalisco
656 Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
614 Chihuahua, Chihuahua
618 Durango, Durango
999 Mérida, Yucatán
221 / 222 Puebla, Puebla
442 Querétaro, Querétaro
449 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
663 / 664 Tijuana, Baja California
844 Saltillo, Coahuila
686 Mexicali, Baja California
667 Culiacán, Sinaloa
722 / 729 Toluca, Mexico
998 Cancún, Quintana Roo
871 Torreón, Coahuila
744 Acapulco, Guerrero
444 San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí
833 Tampico, Tamaulipas
477 / 479 León, Guanajuato
961 Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
662 Hermosillo, Sonora
229 Veracruz, Veracruz
443 Morelia, Michoacán
921 Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz

Dialing prefixes[edit]

The following dialing prefixes are available for use from within Mexico:

Prefix Use Format Digits after prefix
00 International direct dialing 00 + country code + area code + phone number -
01 Domestic direct dialing 01 + area code + phone number 10
02 Domestic operator dialing 02 + area code + phone number 10
09 International operator dialing 09 + country code + area code + phone number -
044 Local cell phone from a land line 044 + area code + phone number 10
- Cell phone from a cell phone area code + phone number 10
045 Domestic cell phone from a land line 045 + area code + phone number 10
- Domestic cell phone from a cell phone area code + phone number 10

Dialing into Mexico[edit]

To reach a Mexican land line phone from another country, dial:

    + 52 (area code) (phone number)

To reach a Mexican cell phone from another country, dial:

    + 52 1 (area code) (phone number)

Above, the plus sign (+) represents the international access code of the country are calling from.

For example, from Europe or Central America dial:

    00 52 (1 if dialing to cell phone) (area code) (phone number)

From North America (United States or Canada) dial:

    011 52 (1 if dialing to cell phone) (area code) (phone number)

Other service numbers[edit]

# Services
020 Operator-assisted domestic collect call (Telmex)
030 Local time (Telmex)
031 Wake up service
040 Information / directory
050 Phone company hotline
051 Number portability PIN (can be used to determine your own line's phone number)
070 City hotline (not available in some cities)
071 CFE hotline (electric company)
072 [Reporte de Servicios de Ciudad] hotline (Water Troubles, Bad Road, Etc... not available in some cities)
090 Operator-assisted international collect call
911 Emergency telephone number (since 2016)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Federal de Telecomunicationes. IFT http://www.ift.org.mx/comunicacion-y-medios/comunicados-ift/es/el-pleno-del-ift-aprobo-los-indices-y-parametros-de-calidad-del-servicio-movil-y-aprobo-los-nuevos. Retrieved 4 September 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)