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Virtual phone number in Mexico

Have your own phone number in Mexico for a few dollars per month. Incoming calls can be forwarded anywhere worldwide at the cost of a local call.

In this article, we will explain how it works and how you can get a virtual phone number in Mexico now.


A virtual number is a real phone number

A virtual phone number is actually a normal, real phone number. The only difference is that a virtual number isn’t connected to any physical phone line or to any SIM-card.

You can make and answer calls with free apps for Android and iOS or your laptop.

People calling your Mexican virtual phone number will have the same experience as if calling a regular local number.

When you make calls from your number – people you call will see your number before answering.

You can get your phone number in Mexico here.




Different types of numbers

In Mexico, there are two types of numbers that you can purchase as virtual phone numbers.

  • City numbers
    These phone numbers are related to a city, such as 55 for Mexico City or 664 for Tijuana. There are many area codes in Mexico.
  • Toll-free numbers
    These numbers are free for the caller to call – as long as they are calling from within Mexico. Toll-free numbers start with 800. The owner of the phone number pays an extra per-minute fee for all calls received.


Who can buy a Mexican phone number?

Anyone in the world can buy a phone number in Mexico. You do not need to be a citizen of Mexico or live there to buy one.

We are required by our providers to know who our subscribers are. Due to this, you are required to submit your address and an ID number.  In some cases, you may be asked to provide proof of address and ID.



Try free

You can try a Mexican number for a couple of days for free by starting a free trial now. If you like the way it works, you can keep it.

If you take no action, the number will be removed automatically and there is no cost to you



What does it cost?

The cost of having a virtual Mexican phone number is based on the following components.

  • Monthly cost
    From $6.99
  • Calls and call forwarding
    Costs as a local call
  • Optional add-on services
    Voice response and call recording require that you have a paid plan (starts at $9.95 per user and month). This includes free calls, call forwarding, and free phone numbers.



Answer calls

The easiest way to answer incoming calls to your Mexican phone number is to forward all calls to your regular mobile phone number or a landline number.

When you receive a forwarded call, you can see the number of the caller – or the virtual number they called – depending on your settings.

Call forwarding worldwide costs like a regular local call.

There are many other options available for call forwarding, such as answering calls with voice response, sending calls to team members, etc.



Make calls

You can make calls from your Mexican phone number by using our free Android, iOS, or web app. You can import your regular mobile contacts into the app and call anyone you know with a click.

The person you call can see your number. You can choose if you want to show one of your Sonetel numbers or your regular mobile number.

You will be charged local call rates for the calls you make.





SMS is not supported on any virtual numbers from Mexico.


Voice response

If you want to add voice response to your phone number (“For sales, press one…”.) you need to have a paid plan. This gives you access to the “Voice apps”.

You can easily create menus for callers, announcements, or voicemail boxes.

Text-to-speech can be used to create the messages to be played to callers. Simply type in the message you want to be converted into an audio message. You can also upload audio files or record new messages with your phone.



Call recording

Call recording is available if you have a paid plan.

Only use call recording if you can do it without breaking any laws in the country of the phone number, or in the countries where you – and the person you are talking to – is in.




Subscription options

Here are the different subscriptions available.

  • Free with Plans
    Premium and Business are optional “all-inclusive” plans that are charged per user and month. They include free phone numbers for every user in your team.
  • Pay for it
    You can subscribe with monthly renewal, or 1-year or 3-years. The longer the subscription – the lower the monthly cost. You pay in advance for the entire subscription period. You can turn off auto-renewal whenever you want.



Are there any limitations?

Yes, there are different limitations, depending on what type of subscription you have.


What can you do with a Virtual phone number in Mexico

For entrepreneurs and small businesses stretching out globally, a Mexico virtual phone number can take you on an unexplored ride of global communication. It not only provides a local presence but energizes your customer relationships. Let’s dive into what a Mexico phone number can bring to the table.


1. Boost Your Business Presence

Deploying a Mexico number in a foreign country infuses a sense of locality in your business, which is comforting for your customers. Mexico telephone numbers from Sonetel can be typecast as local for businesses in Mexico City, Tijuana, and others. This in turn can foster trust and accessibility among local clientele.


2. Enhance Professionalism

As any chess player will tell you, precision is key. The same applies to picking your phone numbers. Having a specific Mexico phone number can help create a more professional image and save you from the usual mix-up of business and personal communication. You can easily differentiate between work and personal calls enhancing your work-life balance.


3. Impressively Economical

Don’t try to fit a square peg in a round hole when it comes to cost-effectiveness and global expansion. At a small starting cost of $1.79 per month, Sonetel’s Mexico virtual phone numbers offer inbound and outbound calling at the cost of a local call. This basically removes the extortionate international call costs.


4. Seamless Call Forwarding and call recording

Let’s face it, no one can be in all places all the time. This is where the call forwarding feature of our Mexico phone numbers comes in handy.

Whether you are in Mexico or in another part of the world, calls to your Mexico number can be forwarded to any global location at a local call cost. Additionally, all calls can be recorded for future reference without any extra hardware.


5. Flexibility and Mobility

Like a ball rolling down the hill, businesses seek flexibility and mobility without any roadblocks. With a Mexico virtual phone number, you can manage business communications on the go.

Businesses can use Sonetel’s free Android, iOS, or web app to make and receive calls from the Mexico phone number, thus untethering you from any physical location while enhancing overall communication experiences.


Mistakes to Avoid

  • Non-compliance. Always adhere to regulatory norms while using services such as call recording. Familiarize yourself with the laws pertaining to call recording in Mexico or the location of the caller, ensuring lawful usage.
  • Failing to update. Keep your ID and address documentation up-to-date to avoid any disruption to services.


Do’s and Don’ts

  1. Do. Use the complimentary trial before purchasing to understand if it suits your business needs.
  2. Don’t. Do not expect SMS capabilities from virtual numbers in Mexico.

Armed with these insights, you’re now ready to delve into the world of virtual telephony with Mexico’s virtual phone numbers.




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