Telmex is the only telephone company in Mexico. Rates are higher here for long distance than in many other countries. The Mexican long distance company is Ladatel; they have phones on nearly every street corner and in many hotels. You can purchase phone cards at local vendors around town for use in these phones, a much less expensive way to call home given the tax placed on all international calls. To call Puerto Vallarta from the U.S.A., dial 011 52 (322) then the seven-digit number. For dialing to the U.S.A. from Mexico on a private phone line, dial 001+ area code and seven-digit number.