The National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) is the Brazilian Government agency in charge of administering phone operations in the country and on their website you can learn more about codes, carriers and other information.
- The international code for Brazil is + 55.
- All cities have two-digit codes and landlines have eight digits in the whole country.
- Cell phones have eight or nine digits, depending on the location.
- For long distance calls in the country: 0 + operator code + city code + destination phone number.
- For collect calls, simply change the 0 to 90 at the start of the call.
- For international calls from Brazil: 00 + operator code + country code + city code + destination phone number.
- To call service numbers (900, 0800, 0900, 0300, 800), you don’t need to dial the operator code.
- Check contacts for the main operators in Brazil.
Use of mobile phone
The use of a foreign phone in Brazil depends on the technology used and the compatibility with Brazilian operators. Check with your carrier for cell phone usage conditions in Brazil, because the service rates may differ.
Check out how to make calls to Brazil.