The quickest way to fax Mexico is to send your document as a PDF attachment through a website such as iFax. But you can also send a fax to Mexico from the U.S. on a traditional fax machine — just enter the number as follows:
011 – 52 – [number you want to fax in Mexico]
The country code for Mexico is ( 52 ). Mexico chose not to participate in the North American Numbering Plan, so you must dial 011 for the international access prefix. Be sure to add a “9” if you normally need one to access a line outside of your company’s phone switch.
It may be necessary to insert a pause in your dialing sequence after the “011” to allow the phone network time to connect you to an exchange. This differs by model and make of machine, but may be a comma or “#” sign inserted into the number.
How to Fax Mexico City
The area code for Mexico City is ( 55 ). To send a fax to Mexico City from the United States, dial this:
001 – 52 – 55 – [fax number in Mexico City]
If you receive a bad connection to Mexico, you may need to reduce the baud rate on your machine to ensure a noise free transmission.
Sending a fax to Mexico can be expensive. If you do so often, it would be best to join one of the online services for a free trial. You cancel if you’re not satisfied.
Send a Fax to Mexico with Email
The fastest way to transmit a hardcopy is to try an online faxing service such as iFax (use code GREG15 for an additional discount). These services allow you to send unlimited international faxes simply through your regular email nearly instantaneously. The recipient will still receive the fax on their machine, not in email, and will never know the difference!