I have found myself in frustrating situations on more than one occasion trying to place a phone call and not being able to.
Once you figure out the basics it will become a little easier, just a little!
If you are planning to bring your smart-phone to Puerto Vallarta on your vacation make sure to change your settings, turn off your package included Internet, and manually connect to the available Internet from your Hotel.
I have heard too many horror stories of friends returning home from their vacation and getting their next phone bill with hundreds of dollars incurred while they were using their phone in Puerto Vallarta and Mexico.
My personal recommendation is to use your phone with a local Internet connection only!
Note that many restaurants, bars and beach clubs have internet and will provide their guests with their password to connect to the internet, you just have to ask. “Tienes Wi-Fi Aqui?”
There are different sequences of numbers to use when placing a phone call depending on whether you are placing the call from a land-line or from a cell phone. Follow the instructions below!
Placing a call from a Puerto Vallarta landline (hotel, vacation rental, business) to a:
PV cell phone dial 044 + 322 + _ _ _ + _ _ _ _ ( + phone number (7 digits)
Another Mexican State Dial 045 + _ _ _ + _ _ _ + _ _ _ _ (+ area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)
PV Local number dial 222 + _ _ _ (Dial 7 digits, no area code necessary)
Canadian Land Line dial 00 + 11 + _ _ _ + _ _ _ + _ _ _ _ (+area code and number)
Canadian Cell Phone dial 00 + 1 + cell number
U.S.A. Land Line Dial 00 + 1 + area code (3 digits) + phone number (7 digits)
Placing a call from Puerto Vallarta cell phoneto:
PV cell phone dial 322 + _ _ _ + _ _ _ _ (+ phone number 7 digits)
Placing a call from Canada/USA to Puerto Vallarta
PV LandLine 011 – Canada exit code, dial first for international calls made from Canada or USA
52 – Country Code for Mexico
Dial: 011 + 52 + _ _ _ – _ _ _ – _ _ _ _ (Area code + 7 digit phone number)
To call a PV cell phone add digit 1 after 52
Dial : 011 + 52 + 1 + _ _ _ + _ _ _ + _ _ _ _ (Area code + 7 digit phone number)