Communications in Mexico
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Communications in Mexico
Delivery times vary, but a letter will take about a week to get to the US or Canada. Mail will take between 1 and 2 weeks to find Europe or Australia. Parcels in the regular post may take a little longer. Couriers can get parcels to and from the US within 12 hours, and Europe within about 48 hours. But this method is considerably more expensive.
Post office hours are typically Monday to Friday 0900-1700.
Mexico's telephone network is one of the most well-developed in Latin America. However, people have turned to wireless connections and demand for land-lines has declined, especially in more remote areas.
Voice over Internet Protocol
VoIP is a new technology which allows users to verbally communicate through their computer. Essentially a telephone call made using the internet, VoIP is becoming increasingly more common in the business world due to its low costs, and easy set-up and maintenance.
Forget installation engineers and phone number changes, as long as you have a broadband connection, you can use VoIP any time, any where.
For businesses, this software is sure to eventually phase out the traditional phonecall. For as low as 4p for local and national calls, the economical potential is vast. With international calls often even less than that, VoIP is perfect if you are prone to long-distance telecommunication, or have offices, clients, partners, etc, overseas. What's more, calls made between VoIP users are typically free all you pay for is the standard internet service.
Telmex is Mexico's deliverer of a high speed internet network across the country. Internet is available in all regions. Adapters are required for use in hotels; the telephone point is the US type and voltage is 115.