How to Call Mexico from USA

Shared borders. Shared culture. Shared roots.

Mexico and US relations goes back centuries. In fact, some US states used to be a part of Mexico. Not only do they share the same land, they are also each other’s biggest trading partners. Vehicles, electrical machineries, vegetables, fruits and nuts are among the top traded goods.

Mexican foods like tacos, burritos, nachos, and even corn chips are a staple in the US. In fact, taco is slowly replacing the burger as America’s most favorite food. Over 50 million Americans can also speak Spanish making it the country’s second most spoken language.

It’s therefore not surprising that 36.3 million US residents (or 11.2% of the population) have Mexican roots. A lot of them have also made names for themselves in entertainment, sports and even politics. Latin songs are consistently topping US charts too.

If there’s one thing that Mexican Americans are known for, it’s their close family ties. It’s common to see generations of the same family living together in the same house or within the same town. Family gatherings are a highlight during special occasions too.

That’s why constant communication with family members is important for Mexican Americans. Regular calls back home to Mexico not only helps keep traditions and family stories alive. It fosters a sense of connection to their roots too.

International Calls to Mexico

There are a variety of ways to call Mexico from the USA. Calling apps like Messenger, Whatsapp and Facetime lets you call Mexico for free.

But these free calling apps have various disadvantages too.

For one, you can’t call without internet. Since most of them uses the web to transmit calls, internet connection is essential. This also means that there are only select devices from which you can make or receive calls. So calling from or calling to landline or non-internet mobile devices is not possible.

Both the caller and the person receiving the call should also have an account in the platform. Messenger, for example, is connected to your Facebook account. Thus, you can’t call people who aren’t on Facebook.

Cheap Calls to Landline and Mobile in Mexico

According to the FCC, calls to landline and mobile numbers in Mexico ranges from $0.05 to as much as $3.40 per minute. Though calls to mobile are slightly more expensive than landline calls. 

As of 2016, AT&T charges a basic rate of $3.25 per minute for landline calls to Mexico. While mobile calls are at $3.40 a minute. Per minute calls with Verizon, on the other hand, costs $0.05. So, an hour of calls with both could range from $3 to $204.

Lucky for you, MyLine offers international calls to landline and mobile numbers in Mexico for only $0.004. That’s only $0.24 per hour. It’s so cheap, it’s almost free.

Not only that, MyLine calling plans starts at only $2 with no contract nor any hidden charges. Pay as you go. 

Here’s a quick comparison of how much a one-hour call to Mexico would cost with AT&T, Verizon, Skype and MyLine:

Type of Call

AT&T

Verizon

Skype

MyLine

Landline Calls

$195

$3

$0.6 + $0.49 connection fee per call

$0.24

Mobile Calls

$204

$3

$2.10 + $0.89 connection fee per call

$0.24

 

So, how do you make the cheapest international calls to Mexico with MyLine? This guide will help you.

Toll-free or Standard Access from any phone:

  1. Purchase or top-up international call card credits with MyLine (https://secure.myline.com/signup.aspx)
  2. Dial toll-free or standard access number for Mexico (https://myline.com/access-numbers/)
  3. Enter MyLine PIN or Activate PIN-less dialing
  4. Dial the destination phone number. (10 digits for mobile and 8 digits for landline)

Apps:

  1. Install MyLine app from the Appstore (https://www.apple.com/ph/ios/app-store/) or Playstore (https://play.google.com/store?hl=en)
  2. Create an account
  3. Purchase call credits
  4. Dial destination number or choose from your contact list

PC, Mac or WebRTC App

  1. Create an account here (https://secure.myline.com/signup.aspx)
  2. Go to the MyLine WebRTC Site (https://secure.myline.com/webrtc/)
  3. Key in your log-in details
  4. Top-up credits (if needed)
  5. Dial destination number or choose from your contact list

See our rates here: https://secure.myline.com/rates.aspx