In Ensenada, Baja California, toll-free phone calls to U.S. and Canada are NOT free.
However when you dial an 800 number within Canada or the United States, the recipient is the one who pays for the call while it is free to you.
In other words, phone calls to 800, 866, 877 and 888 numbers from Baja California are considered long distance.
To call 800 numbers corresponding to USA or Canada, from abroad, you must replace the prefixes 800, 866, 877 and 888 according to the instructions described below.
Very important: First you must dial 001, then the prefix according to the table above. Finally add the 7 digit number. In total there will be 13 numbers.
Calls to USA via WhatsApp from Mexico
The largest cell phone service provider in Mexico is Telcel. Other providers are Movistar and Nextel.
One of the cheapest options to make calls to the United States -and other countries- is through WhatsApp.
In your WhatsApp Contacts add the data of who you are going to call in the following order:
In Soriana and other stores in Ensenada, people who receive telephone services from Telcel or Movistar can purchase additional time to call from their smartphone.
Said airtime can be purchased in increments of 50, 100, 150, 200, 300 and 500 pesos.
But if you have a contract with a US telephone company, you can successfully make your calls from Ensenada to 800 numbers in the United States, following the instructions explained above.
If you have a computer and internet access you can call companies, other businesses, and also your partners, friends or family from Mexico to anywhere in the world at no cost.
The requirement is that you and the people with whom you want to communicate be Skype users.