Calling to USA from Zihua

by Las Vegas Bob, Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12:02 (332 days ago)

Can you use a calling card to call USA from a hotel (Las Brisas) phone and do they charge a connection fee? Also: If you use the hotel phone to directly call USA are the costs outrageous? Won't have cell phone or laptop so can't use Skype. Thanks

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Calling to USA from Zihua

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12:23 (332 days ago) @ Las Vegas Bob

Can you use a calling card to call USA from a hotel (Las Brisas) phone and do they charge a connection fee? Also: If you use the hotel phone to directly call USA are the costs outrageous? Won't have cell phone or laptop so can't use Skype. Thanks

Most of us here in Mexico have Telmex and Telcel accounts that treat all long distance calls in North America as local calls. No long distance charges apply. Our monthly fees are for unlimited calls, meaning there are no time charges either. So if Las Brisas wants to charge you they are simply taking advantage. I would loan you my phone in a heartbeat for free, but I'm in Zihuatanejo.

I believe Telmex calling cards should work just as if you were making a local call, but I'm not sure because I haven't used one in at least a decade.

Calling to USA from Zihua

by jumpcampbell, Thursday, December 21, 2017, 16:33 (332 days ago) @ Las Vegas Bob

I stayed at Las Brisas back in 2016. I didn't use a calling card but I did dial a 800 number - needed to call my credit card company. Since it was a 800 number I wasn't charged for time spent talking on phone BUT I was charged for a connection fee. It was around 40 pesos.

Calling to USA from Zihua

by Commander Barrett, Friday, December 22, 2017, 09:18 (331 days ago) @ jumpcampbell

I have A T & T service and calling to and from Mexico is included at no additional charge. They also give my 1G in data to use there each month.

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Calling to USA from Zihua

by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Friday, December 22, 2017, 09:38 (331 days ago) @ Las Vegas Bob

I suspect the right answer would be gotten by emailing the hotel to ask them.

Calling to USA from Zihua

by Las Vegas Bob, Friday, December 22, 2017, 18:15 (331 days ago) @ Curbarn

Thanks Curban, I e-mailed Las Brisis and they quoted $4.00 a minute to call from hotel to USA. I might take Rob up on his offer to let me use his cell phone free of charge when I'm in Zihua.

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Calling to USA from Zihua

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, December 22, 2017, 20:02 (331 days ago) @ Las Vegas Bob

Thanks Curban, I e-mailed Las Brisis and they quoted $4.00 a minute to call from hotel to USA. I might take Rob up on his offer to let me use his cell phone free of charge when I'm in Zihua.

Ha ha ha! No problem!

I believe they mean 4 pesos a minute, but still that's highway robbery in this digital age.

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Calling to USA from Zihua

by wisconsinjuan @, Saturday, December 30, 2017, 22:43 (322 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I would hardly call 4 pesos per minute "highway robbery" if you need to call a different country from a hotel. Thats about $12 for a one hour call.

Calling to USA from Zihua

by midalake @, Saturday, December 30, 2017, 23:27 (322 days ago) @ Las Vegas Bob

Thanks Curban, I e-mailed Las Brisis and they quoted $4.00 a minute to call from hotel to USA. I might take Rob up on his offer to let me use his cell phone free of charge when I'm in Zihua.

Seriously? Almost anything runs Skype? Even an ipod for petes sake. How about bringing a magic-Jack go with you? It is not Mexico's issue you can not communicate!

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by wisconsinjuan @, Sunday, December 31, 2017, 08:56 (322 days ago) @ midalake

Las Brisas also has a little business center with a few computers you can use free of charge.