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Using Public Telephones

Brazilian public telephones accept tokens (fichas) and telephone cards instead of coins. Phone cards are sold at bars, news stands, bakeries, and at the telephone company, where they are cheapest. 

A public telephone is called an orelhão - which means big ear. Generally the large yellow ears are for local calls and the large blue ears are for long distance calling. Calls are free when made to the police, ambulance, and fire department and when reporting accidents.

Making Long Distance Phone Calls

It is easy and expensive to call overseas from Brazil. Collect and credit card calls are billed at the rates of the country called and an itemized bill will be generated. There are instructions in English in the telephone book under International Long Distance. Here are some of the basic instructions:

  • To direct dial to the United States and Canada: 001 +area code + number;

  • For direct dial information (DDI), call 00-1081.

  • For international operator and collect calls, dial 000111.

  • Long distance dialing using AT&T International (call 000-8010) is much cheaper than direct dialing from Brazil. USA direct may be used only to and from the United States.

The telephone company in Brazil provides a phone book (Lista Telefônica) which is indexed by addresses rather than by name.

There is a free information service for foreigners (Informações Internaçionais ) which can provide  the telephone number of a company or person located anywhere in the world. Travelers can obtain this service by dialing 000-333.


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