Mexico Connect
Forums  > Specific Focus > Technical Mexico
First page Previous page 1 2 Next page Last page  View All


kmetzger


Mar 28, 2012, 10:13 AM

Post #1 of 26 (7412 views)

Shortcut

Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
I'm trying to contact a real estate agent here in Guadalajara and haven't had any success dialing the numbers indicated for her: 0133@3823-4657|0133@3823-7067|04433@3176-8323|04433@3398-4986
I assume they are cell phone numbers, but since I've never had a cell phone I'm not sure. Do I need to dial a special prefix from my home phone?
Another number listed is 4444-4244 but when I dialed it I was informed "el numero no existe."


(This post was edited by kmetzger on Mar 28, 2012, 10:21 AM)



YucaLandia


Mar 28, 2012, 11:17 AM

Post #2 of 26 (7392 views)

Shortcut

Re: [kmetzger] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
When calling a Mexican cell phone from a land line, dial " 044 " and then the full number (including area code).

Yucalandia has an article describing the various quirks to making successful phone calls in Mexico: http://yucalandia.wordpress.com/...o-dialing-made-easy/

Dialing a Guadalajara cell phone from a land line would mean dialing: 044-33-3XXX-XX-XX
steve
-
Read-on MacDuff
E-visit at http://yucalandia.com

(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Mar 28, 2012, 11:30 AM)


Yacatecuhtli


Mar 28, 2012, 11:45 AM

Post #3 of 26 (7383 views)

Shortcut

Re: [YucaLandia] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply

In Reply To
Dialing a Guadalajara cell phone from a land line would mean dialing: 044-33-3XXX-XX-XX
steve


This is true if you are calling from the same area code or LADA. If one is calling a Guadalajara cell, phone from say a Mexico city land line or Tijuana land line one would have to dial 045 then the 10 digit number . 045 33 XX XX XX XX. (Note: not all Guadalajara phone numbers start with the number 3 after the LADA (33))


! Al pan, pan y al vino, vino !


YucaLandia


Mar 28, 2012, 11:54 AM

Post #4 of 26 (7380 views)

Shortcut

Re: [kmetzger] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply

In Reply To
I'm trying to contact a real estate agent here in Guadalajara and haven't had any success dialing the numbers indicated for her: 0133@3823-4657|0133@3823-7067|04433@3176-8323|04433@3398-4986
...


Hmmmm.... Good point about the 045 if calling from outside of Guadalajara.
Does calling someone "here in Guadalajara" mean that the caller is outside Guadalajara area code?
-
Read-on MacDuff
E-visit at http://yucalandia.com


johanson / Moderator


Mar 28, 2012, 2:44 PM

Post #5 of 26 (7360 views)

Shortcut

Re: [YucaLandia] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Just to make things more confusing :)

kmetzger is (at least was) in/from Guadalajara. So as you stated, he would use 044. Sadly many of us in the greater Guadalajara area, like Lake Chapala, are given Guadalajara cell phone numbers but should we want to phone locally we must dial 045, because what Telcel considers local is not what Telmex considers local.



YucaLandia


Mar 28, 2012, 2:51 PM

Post #6 of 26 (7356 views)

Shortcut

Re: [johanson] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Good Explanation!

Two of Sr. Metzgers' numbers were the correct format for normal calls between a Guadalajara land line and a Guadalajara cell phone: 04433@3176-8323 and 04433@3398-4986 (without the @ symbols). Your explanation of the Telmex quirk requiring using a 045 v. 044, even when calling from within Guadalajara, makes sense.

Just like the times when "is" does not mean "is", now, "here" does not always mean "here" . Love it !
-
Read-on MacDuff
E-visit at http://yucalandia.com


gmusgrave


Mar 29, 2012, 7:15 AM

Post #7 of 26 (7325 views)

Shortcut

Re: [kmetzger] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply

In Reply To
I'm trying to contact a real estate agent here in Guadalajara and haven't had any success dialing the numbers indicated for her: 0133@3823-4657|0133@3823-7067|04433@3176-8323|04433@3398-4986
I assume they are cell phone numbers, but since I've never had a cell phone I'm not sure. Do I need to dial a special prefix from my home phone?
Another number listed is 4444-4244 but when I dialed it I was informed "el numero no existe."



The '@' symbol is a red herring. It's a graphic element used on the business card to separate the long distance portion from the rest of the number. It is never dialled.

There actually are clear and consistent rules for dialling phone numbers in Mexico!

The first two numbers are land lines. To call them from another land line:

From within the '333' area code in Guad, omit everything up to and including the '3' immediately following the '@' symbol. For example, for the first number, you dial "823-4657".

From outside of the '333' area code (e.g: the '376' area code at Lakeside), dial the entire number without the '@' symbol. For example, for the first number, you dial "01-333-823-4657".

To call them from a cell phone, omit everything up to and including the '@' symbol. For example, for the first number, you dial "3-823-4657".

The second two numbers are cell phones. To dial them from a land line:

From within the '333' area code in Guad, dial them as written without the '@' symbol. For example, for the third number, you dial "044-333-176-8323".

From outside of the '333' area code (e.g: the '376' area code at Lakeside), substitute '045' for '044' above. For example, for the third number, you dial "045-333-176-8323".

If you're calling these cell numbers from a cell phone, then dial everything as above, but without the '044' or '045' prefix. For example, for the third number, you dial "333-176-8323".

BTW, Lake Chapala is not part of the "greater Guadalajara area".

Hope this helps!

Garry Musgrave


DavidHF

Mar 29, 2012, 8:47 AM

Post #8 of 26 (7314 views)

Shortcut

Re: [gmusgrave] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
The area code for Guadalajara is 33, not 333. Guadlajara and Mexico, D.F. have two digit area codes.


RickS


Mar 29, 2012, 11:45 AM

Post #9 of 26 (7297 views)

Shortcut

Re: [DavidHF] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
As does Monterrey I think..... only two.


johanson / Moderator


Mar 29, 2012, 11:56 AM

Post #10 of 26 (7296 views)

Shortcut

Re: [gmusgrave] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Great post and yes as you wrote "BTW, Lake Chapala is not part of the "greater Guadalajara area". To see a map of the greater Guadalajara area go to

http://upload.wikimedia.org/...ns/2/25/Mapa_ZMG.svg As you can see our municipality is abutting and to the south of IXTLAHUACAN which is part of the Greater Guadalajara Area and sadly Telcel assigns us the Guadalajara lada or area code.

And because many folks don't know the names or locations of many of the small towns lakeside, I simply say we are part of the greater Guad.. Area


(This post was edited by johanson on Mar 29, 2012, 11:58 AM)


gmusgrave


Mar 30, 2012, 6:44 AM

Post #11 of 26 (7271 views)

Shortcut

Re: [DavidHF] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply

In Reply To
The area code for Guadalajara is 33, not 333. Guadlajara and Mexico, D.F. have two digit area codes.


Thanks for this, I didn't know that! Yes...it seems that while most cities in Mexico have a three-digit area code, some major population centres such as Guad and the DF have a two-digit area code followed by an eight-digit number.

That's what great about this forum...you can always learn something new!

Here are the corrected instructions from my last post:

The first two numbers are land lines. To call them from another land line:

From within the '33' area code in Guad, omit everything up to and including the '@' symbol. For example, for the first number, you dial "3-823-4657".

From outside the '33' area code (e.g: the '376' area code at Lakeside), dial the entire number without the '@' symbol. For example, for the first number, you dial "01-33-3-823-4657".

To call them from a cell phone, omit everything up to and including the '@' symbol. For example, for the first number, you dial "3-823-4657".

The second two numbers are cell phones. To dial them from a land line:

From within the '33' area code in Guad, dial them as written without the '@' symbol. For example, for the third number, you dial "044-33-3-176-8323".

From outside of the '33' area code (e.g: the '376' area code at Lakeside), substitute '045' for '044' above. For example, for the third number, you dial "045-33-3-176-8323".

If you're calling these cell numbers from a cell phone, then dial everything as above, but without the '044' or '045' prefix. For example, for the third number, you dial "33-3-176-8323".

Hope this helps even more (since it should now be correct)!

Garry Musgrave


gmusgrave


Mar 30, 2012, 7:48 AM

Post #12 of 26 (7258 views)

Shortcut

Re: [gmusgrave] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
While my last post answers kmetzger's question, it is rather specific to his situation. I've decided to modify it to make them generic instructions that are not Guad-specific so that they might be useful to more people.

Here's the generic version:


A. To call a land line:

1. From another land line:

From within the same area code
you are in, dial the number without the area code. For example, for the number 376-555-1234, and assuming you are also in the '376' area code, you dial "555-1234".

From outside the area code you are in, dial the entire number with the area code plus the '01' long distance prefix. For example, for the number 376-555-1234, and assuming you are not in the '376' area code, you dial "01-376-555-1234".

2. From a cell phone:

From within the same area code as the cell phone, dial the number without the area code. For example, for the number 376-555-1234, and assuming your cell number is also in the '376' area code, you dial "555-1234".

From outside the area code of your cell phone, dial the entire number including the area code. For example, for the number 376-555-1234, and assuming your cell number is not in the '376' area code, you dial "376-555-1234".

B. To call a cell phone:

1. From a land line:

From within the same area code
as the cell phone, dial the entire number including the area code plus the prefix '044'. For example, for the cell number 376-555-1234, and assuming your cell number is also in the '376' area code, you dial "044-376-555-1234".

From outside the area code of your cell phone, dial the entire number including the area code plus the prefix '045'. For example, for the number 376-555-1234, and assuming your cell number is not in the '376' area code, you dial "045-376-555-1234".

2. From a cell phone:

From any area code, dial the entire number including the area code. For example, for the number 376-555-1234, you dial "376-555-1234".

NOTE: While most cities have a 3-digit area code followed by a 7-digit local number, some very populous areas have a 2-digit area code followed by an 8-digit local number. Two examples are Mexico City (area code '55') and Guadalajara (area code '33').

I hope this clarifies the general rules.

Garry Musgrave


mazbook1


Mar 30, 2012, 2:32 PM

Post #13 of 26 (7231 views)

Shortcut

Re: [gmusgrave] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Good info in a good post! I would add that there is a third 2 digit area code area: Monterrey. It's 2 digit area code is 81 followed by an 8 digit local number. And thanks for correcting your previous post where you had folks in a 2 digit area only dialing a 7 digit number.


Rolly


Mar 30, 2012, 2:57 PM

Post #14 of 26 (7230 views)

Shortcut

Re: Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
When I was a boy, we had two phone systems in our town. Both very advanced voice actuated systems.
With the Bell system, you would pick up the hand set and a voice would ask "Number please?" You would respond with the number you wished to call, and you'd be connected.
The other system, the Rural Cooperative, was even more advance. No number to remember. You just spoke the name of the person you wanted. Example:
Operator: Operator
Me: Mary Smith, please
Operator: Mary is over at Ida Jones' house playing bridge. Do you want me to ring over there?
Intelligent call forwarding.

Where did we go wrong?

Rolly Pirate


karenanron

Mar 30, 2012, 5:04 PM

Post #15 of 26 (7217 views)

Shortcut

Re: [Rolly] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
I can only remember back to the early 50's, but wasn't life so much better? Didn't have to listen to 15 minutes of a stupid menu telling you to push 1 for English, then 3 for whatever. No wonder I have high blood pressure....lol


mazbook1


Mar 30, 2012, 8:09 PM

Post #16 of 26 (7202 views)

Shortcut

Re: [Rolly] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Dang, Rolly, We didn't even have the fancy "modern" system with phone numbers when I was a boy. All we had was the system where you cranked a little handle to get the operator's attention, then she asked who you wanted to speak to. Phone numbers didn't happen until sometime in the 50s when AT&T bought out all the rural systems around and gave us rotary dial phones and phone numbers. If I recall correctly, those original numbers were just 5 digits, without even an exchange name (an extra two letters to dial before the 5 digit number) like the "big" cities had at the time. That's the only reason (at least that I know of) for todays phones to still have the letters associated with the numbers.


YucaLandia


Mar 31, 2012, 6:52 AM

Post #17 of 26 (7187 views)

Shortcut

Re: [mazbook1] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
"5-3906"

Conference calling at no extra charge (*grin* - people listening in) & different ring patterns for each home on the party.

Local news service w/commentary, updated hourly with no need to buy a paper, radio, or TV: Mabel knew everyone's business.

I love the voice-recognition & intelligent call forwarding bits...
steve
-
Read-on MacDuff
E-visit at http://yucalandia.com

(This post was edited by YucaLandia on Mar 31, 2012, 7:04 AM)


YucaLandia


Mar 31, 2012, 7:03 AM

Post #18 of 26 (7185 views)

Shortcut

Re: [Rolly] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Josefina Vasquez Mota points out that things have changed-little in Telmex's modern system, where operators still routinely listen in on calls, and even put copies onto the internet...
-
Read-on MacDuff
E-visit at http://yucalandia.com


mazbook1


Mar 31, 2012, 2:37 PM

Post #19 of 26 (7157 views)

Shortcut

Re: [YucaLandia] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
I think you mean "OPERATORS" rather than operators. And those "OPERATORS" were probably not TelMex employees.


(This post was edited by mazbook1 on Mar 31, 2012, 2:40 PM)


redevil66

Apr 16, 2012, 7:12 AM

Post #20 of 26 (6949 views)

Shortcut

Re: [kmetzger] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
If you live in Guadadalajara you have to dial as follows 3823-4657, 3823-7067


johanson / Moderator


Apr 16, 2012, 11:37 AM

Post #21 of 26 (6929 views)

Shortcut

Re: [redevil66] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Good point, redevil66


kmetzger


Sep 6, 2012, 9:52 AM

Post #22 of 26 (5507 views)

Shortcut

Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
I'd like to revive this thread now that I'm in Ajijic. I have cell phone numbers for three electricians. All start with 331. But when I dial 044 plus the entire number from my land line, I get an error message: lo sentimos, el numero no existe. What am I doing wrong? I've also tried dialing the numbers without the 044 prefix. Example: an electrician lives just a few blocks away from my house in Villa Nova and his number is 331 361-6610.


(This post was edited by kmetzger on Sep 6, 2012, 9:54 AM)


johanson / Moderator


Sep 6, 2012, 10:08 AM

Post #23 of 26 (5502 views)

Shortcut

Re: [kmetzger] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
The 044 number works great when phoning from a Guadalajara Telmex # to a Guadalajara cell #

Here it is long distance to Guadalajara

Here you dial 045 and then the cell phone #

oops that's a little larger and darker than neccessary but oh well


(This post was edited by johanson on Sep 6, 2012, 10:11 AM)


kmetzger


Sep 6, 2012, 10:20 AM

Post #24 of 26 (5496 views)

Shortcut

Re: [johanson] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Thanks, Pete. I just called him successfully. It's about US style electrical outlets that collapse when you try to plug something into them.


DavidHF

Sep 12, 2012, 3:48 PM

Post #25 of 26 (5347 views)

Shortcut

Re: [kmetzger] Dialing telephone numbers

Can't Post | Private Reply
Metzger, just so you know; the area code for Guadalajara is 33. The area code for Ajijic is 376. All phone numbers in Mexico have 10 digits. So, when you see a number such as 3467 9012 it's a Gaudalajara number. If you see 766-xxxx 765-xxxx etc. they're Lakeside numbers with the 376 AC which you need to enter on your cell phone but not your land line. BTW, bienvenidos Lakeside!


(This post was edited by DavidHF on Sep 12, 2012, 3:49 PM)
First page Previous page 1 2 Next page Last page  View All
 
 
Search for (advanced search) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.4