Good information but you didn't answer my question. The calls in question would be to my banks, fund dealers etc and thus I am really not at all concerned with the cost. Tom
the Centro's will when you dial an 800 number give you a voice recording to call 881 which will cost you 10 peso a min. From a home landline you should have 0+ dialing, for collect third party ect. just like in the USA, but no access to this feature from a Cel.Skype allows FREE dialing to US 1-800 numbers, or .02/minute dialing to US numbers, well worth downloading it. US numbers can not be dialed collect from 809/829 cellphone numbers, you will still be paying for airtime on Claro.
If you don't want to use Skype, it's very cheap to call 1-800 numbers from a "Centro de llamada".
thank you rubio...tomYou cannot make collect calls form cellphones. From Codetel landline you can use AT&T, Sprint, etc. look up their International Access numbers on google. The number will look like US number (1-800) but is free form Codetel/Tricom landlines (not frm cellphones).