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Calling Home from Brazil

Landline Phone

To call a foreign country from Brazil you must dial the following: 00 (exit code) + your Brazilian operator code (see list below) + the country code + the phone number (dropping the first 0). Example from Brazil to Australia: 00 15 61 2 xxx xxx 00 is the Brazilian exit code 15 is the operator code (see below) 61 is the Australian country code 2 is the area code for Sydney List of Brazilian operator codes: Vivo: 15 Claro / NET / Embratel: 21 Oi: 31 (14 in the Southern region) TIM: 41 CTBC / Algar: 12 Sercomtel: 43 Nextel: 99 Other cheap ways to call home: if your call recipient has WhatsApp (very commonly used in Brazil), you can use the phone or video chat buttons on the top right of the screen. If you are calling a business or a land line, you can use Skype for free for quite a while, then you can buy an unlimited monthly package for less than $4/mo. This is useful if, for example, you have to call a government agency and they put you on hold for an hour!


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