Information on obtaining, calling, and using a cellphone in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico



There is a cellphone on the table!

There is a cellphone on the table!

Most Mazatlán locals use cellphones.  So, it is a good idea to know how to call a local cell phone in Mazatlán.  If you find a good pulmonia/taxi driver ask for his cell phone number.  You can call him when you need a ride.  You may meet some locals and become friends and want to call them.  Cellphones are easy and cheap to get in Mazatlán.  If you are there you may want to obtain one.

How to call a local cellphone in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico?

  • Dial 044, then 669, then the 7 digit phone number, e.g. 044-669-123-4567
  • 044 is the number you need to dial prior to any local Mazatlán cell phone number.
  • 669 is the Mazatlán city code.

How to call a Mazatlán cellphone from Canada or the United States

  • Dial 011, then 52, then 1, then 669, then the 7 digit phone number, e.g. 011-52-1-669-123-4567
  • 052 is the Country code for Mexico.
  • The TRICK is to add the number 1 between the country and city code.
  • 669 is the Mazatlán city code.
  • Note: most cellphones in Mazatlán have a number '1' as the 1st digit in their 7 digit phone number.

How to call a local Mazatlán cellphone from a pay telephone

  • To call a local cell phone, dial 044 then 669, then the 7 digit phone number.
  • 669 is the Mazatlán city code.
  • Note: most cellphones in Mazatlán have a number '1' as the 1st digit in their 7 digit phone number.

How to obtain a local cellphone in Mazatlán

It is now easy to obtain a cellphone in Mazatlán to use during your trip.  You can buy them at the local OXXO convenience stores or cellphone stores.  There are Telcel, Lusacell, and Movil stores in the tourist area.  The main Telcel office is located 1 block east and 1 block south of the Mega grocery store near Fiestaland.  The Lusacell office is located 1 block north of the Mega grocery store near Fiestaland.  In June 2012, we purchased a Nokia cellphone on Telcel from the Oxxo convenience store for 300 pesos which came with a 300 peso credit!  So the phone was essentially free!Although, they only credited 100 pesos at first then credit more when you buy more time.  The Oxxo had about 10 different cellphones to choose from.  Some of which were more expensive.  The first time we bought a cell phone we had to go to the main Telcel office to get it activated which took about an hour.  The second time we bought a cell phone, one of the ladies that worked at the Oxxo called to activate our phone.  Having a cheap cell phone was fantastic!  We still have the phones to use on our next trip to Mexico!



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