lanceroz That is bizarre since the way to call the US from Mexico is: 0 0 1 - area code - 7 digit number Verizon must be wacky. Do you mean voice mails or emails? Good luck to all you Verizon customers. I still feel the best way for travelers is to rent a phone from Cancun Valet. $.69 per minute with PER SECOND BILLING. No taxes. Phone comes preprogrammed with up to 8 (I think 8) numbers. $10 one time fee for setup and delivery. $5 minimum cost per day. You don't have to find an internet cafe, risk high access costs dialing from the hotel or trying to find and use a pay phone. It doesn't get any simpler than this to stay in touch or be accessible for emergencies.