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Some of you who will travel to Mexico might need to stay in touch – either to send postcards from your first Mexican vacations or to have important business calls. In all cases, it is a must for you to be aware of all the communication and information centers in Mexico that will help you for a flawless visit in the country.

Post Offices in Mexico

If you need to use the national Mexican post office services, please visit this link: www.sepomex.gob.mx/ServiciosLinea/Paginas/copostales.aspx. There you will find the locations and contacts of all post offices in Mexico. This is the best opportunity for you to send either a letter, or a postcard to a relative, a friend, a partner or other. If you need to, you can ask for registered mail. It will provide you the opportunity to get a receipt acknowledgment after your letter have been received by the addressee.
In Mexico, all post offices work only during the working days, excluding the weekends: which means from Monday to Friday. Usually, the working time is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Express Mailboxes in Mexico

Besides the standard post offices, you can also use the express mailboxes. You can find them on most central streets in Mexico. All of them are in red, so you cannot miss them. However, if you use the express mailboxes, you will need to buy stamps from the post offices in advance.

Public Phones in Mexico

If you want to make a call from Mexico, you need to reach the local public telephones. All of them work with pre-paid cards you can buy in the nearest newspaper stand. Some of the supermarkets and stores also sell pre-paid cards for visitors’ convenience. To recognize a store that sell them, look for a sign that says ‘LADATEL sold here’.

Depending on the duration of the call, as well as the number of the calls you will want to make from Mexico, choose any of the card options: for 20, 30, 50 or 100 pesos. We recommend you to use TELMEX phones for local calls. They give you the best rates. Phones with LADA sign are good for any long distance call.

Calls between United States and Mexico

If you want to make a call from a local phone in the USA to Mexico, you have to first enter the country code – 52. Then, dial the ‘LADA’ code of the city you are trying to reach and the local number. All land lines have 10 numbers after the 52 country code. Telmex, Axtel, Cablevisión, Movistar, Alestra, Maxcom and Megacable.

For example: If you want to call to Cancun, Quintana Roo, from the United States, the code you need is 52 + 998 + xxx xxxx

If you are going to make a call from a mobile phone from USA to Mexico, you must dial the country code (52), followed by the number 1, and the ‘LADA’ code for the city, and then the number of the mobile phone. In that case, there are going to be 11 numbers after the country code (52). For example, if you want to call to Cancun from the USA you must dial 52 + 1 + 998 + xxx xxxx

The companies providing cell phone services in Mexico are Telcel, Iusacell and Unefon.

Calls between Canada and Mexico

For a Canada to Mexico phone call you must first dial the code for international calls which is 011, then the country code (52), the area prefix and the phone number which have 7 digits. For example, if you try to reach Cancun from any city in Canada you must dial 011+52 + 998 + xxx xxxx.

For a call from Mexico to Canada dial the prefix (00), then the country code (1), the area code for the city and the phone number. It looks like this: 00 + 1+ 613 + xxx xxxx.

Now, that you are ready to send a postcard back home and to send greetings to your friends via phone, it is time to pack your suitcase and book your summer vacation in Mexico!