We use Iusacell service for our cell phones, and we have not heard anything about this. There was no notification in our phone bills for this month. Telmex has always charged us for a call to any local cell phone from our home phone though. I donít really appreciate Telmex charging me extra for using a service that they have no investment in.
I havenít called a cell phone lately and I canít remember the amount we are charged, but I believe it has been about 1 Ĺ Pesos per minute. This is one of the reasons we chose to pay Iusacell for their radiophone option for our two cell phones.
My wife and I can call each others cell phones anywhere that Iusacell has coverage at no cost, and without using any of the minutes in our monthly cell phone plans. My wife goes to her motherís house in Mexico City at least once per month for 2 or 3 days. When she is there, I leave my cell phone turned on here in Cuernavaca. She can call me from Mexico City, and vice versa, at no cost at all. Thatís just my little way of cutting Carlos out of the loop.
I wonder if Telmex is increasing the amount they charge per minute for calls to cell phones? I just looked at this months Telmex bill, and there is no mention of any pending increase.
The first number that Richard lists, 011-52-1-XXX-XXX-XXXX, would be used if you were calling a Mexican cell phone from The United States. To call a local cell phone at present, we need to use the prefix 044 followed by the ten-digit cell phone number, including the area code, 044-XXX-XXX-XXXX. When calling a cell phone number in a different city in Mexico, we must use the long distance prefix of 01 followed by 044 and the area code and the cell phone number, 01-044-XXX-XXX-XXXX. Maybe this is about to change.
Rex (the skinflint) "The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved" - Victor Hugo
(This post was edited by RexC on Oct 26, 2006, 11:28 AM)