Question: I am calling a country with country with country code “01152” – I do not recognize this number – what country is it? The phone number I was given is “01152 (55) 50 80x xxx.”
Answer: The number you are trying to call looks like Mexico. The phone number is likely in Mexico City.
“011” is an international exit code (the number used to access the international switchboard) for the United States, Canada, and most of the Caribbean. If ‘011’ is dialed from a country that does not use that as its exit code (most of Europe uses ‘000’, Australia uses ‘0011’, Japan uses ‘010’, many countries of the former U.S.S.R use ‘8’ – wait for the dial tone – ’10’), the call will not work.
“52” is the country code for Mexico. It is the number that is dialed to reach Mexico from the international switchboard.
“(55)” is the area code for Mexico City within the Mexican telephone numbering system. It included in the dialing sequence when calling from outside the country.
The remainder of the number appears to be the format for a Mexican phone number.
See our “how to call Mexico” page for details on how to call Mexico from anywhere in the world.