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how to call from U.S. to Mexico on iPhone (I have Skype credit)

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Novel Tourist

I'm trying to call Mexico from the U.S., using Skype on my iPhone. I have Skype credit.

 

Do I need to dial the country code?

 

I'm dialing the number without the country code and just getting what seems like a dial tone. I'm calling a hotel, though, so they should pick up. Any tricks or tips?

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kkcreevy wrote:

I'm trying to call Mexico from the U.S., using Skype on my iPhone. I have Skype credit.

 

Do I need to dial the country code?

 

I'm dialing the number without the country code and just getting what seems like a dial tone. I'm calling a hotel, though, so they should pick up. Any tricks or tips?


When calling telephone numbers with Skype, you must include the country code - even if you are in the same country as the number you are trying to call.  For Mexican landline phones, it would be +52 (or 00 52) followed by the area code and phone number, which would have a total of 10 digits.  The area codes for the 3 largest cities (Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey) have 2 digits, and for the rest of the country it would be a 3-digit area code.  For the phone numbers, those are 8 digits in length in those 3 largest cities, or 7 digits in the rest of the country.  Same rules apply for mobile phones, but you would use +521 (or 00 521) as the country code when dialing a Mexican mobile number.

 

It is possible that there were problems with the phone system at the hotel, or in the Mexican telephone network in the area of the hotel, that prevented your call from going through.  If the problem persists, contact customer service and report the issue with details (what number were you trying to reach, when did you try calling it, etc.).

 

 

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Patrick

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Novel Tourist

Gracias!!! Thank you!!!

Mismo problema (excepto q desde Brasil), misma brillante solución! Same problem, same brilliant solution (except that from Brazil)!

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