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Brazil telephone numbering changes

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  1. admin
    Key Master

    On January 29, 2012 Brazil's National Telecom Agency (ANATEL) announced a change in the country's numbering plan. Starting July 29, 2012 mobile telephone numbers will be gradually changed from 8 to 9 digits by adding digit 9 after the two digit area code and before the current eight digit local number. The change will be implemented only in area code 11 (Sao Paulo Metro region) on July 29, 2012. We will post the dates for further implementation in other areas as soon as we get them.

    We have received some reports that the aforementioned change is already active for Sao Paulo mobile numbers (if dialing to Sao Paulo cellular doesn't work the old way try adding the 9 as you can see in the example below).

    Example:

    Sao Paulo cell phone numbers 11 ???? ???? become 11 9???? ???? after july 29, 2012.

    See our page on dialing to Brazil for complete details on calling to this country.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master

    Update #1

    On August 25, 2013 cell phone numbers in area codes 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19 (Sao Paulo state) were also changed from 8 to 9 digits by adding digit 9 in the beginning.

    Example:

    Cell phone numbers in the city of Santos, Sao Paulo 13 ???? ???? become 13 9???? ???? after August 25, 2013.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. admin
    Key Master

    Update #2

    On October 27, 2013 cell phone numbers in area codes 21, 22, 24 (Rio de Janeiro) and 27, 28 (Espirito Santo) were also changed to 9 digits by adding digit 9.

    Example:

    Mobile numbers in the city of Rio de Janeiro 21 ???? ???? became 21 9???? ???? on October 27, 2013.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. admin
    Key Master

    Update #3

    On November 2, 2014 cell phone numbers in area codes 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 and 99 (States of Amapa, Amazonas, Maranhao, Para and Roraima) were changed from 8 to 9 digits by adding digit 9 at the beginning.

    Example:

    Mobile numbers in the city of Macapa (Amapa state) 96 ???? ???? were changed to 96 9???? ????.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. admin
    Key Master

    Update #4

    On May 31, 2015 cell phone numbers in area codes 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, and
    89 (States of Alagoas, Ceara, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio Grande do Norte) migrated from 8 to 9 digits.

    Example:

    Former mobile number in Paulista, Pernambuco: 81 ???? ????
    becomes 81 9???? ???? starting May 31, 2015.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. admin
    Key Master

    Update #5

    Finally for this year cell phone numbers in area codes 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37 and 38 (State of Minas Gerais) and 71, 73, 74, 75, 77 and 79 (States of Bahia and Sergipe) will migrate from 8 to 9 digits on October 11th, 2015.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. admin
    Key Master

    Update #6

    The migration from 8 to 9 digits for all mobile phone numbers in Brazil was completed in 2016 in two final steps:
    -May 29, 2016 - mobile numbers in area codes 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 and 69
    (States of Goias, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Acre e Rondonia and Brasilia)
    -November 6 - mobile numbers in area codes 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 and 49
    (States of Parana and Santa Catarina) and area codes 51, 53, 54 and 55 (State of Rio Grande do Sul)

    As a reminder, digit 9 has been added to all mobile numbers in Brazil starting from July 2012. As a result Brazil mobile numbers comprise 9 digits (without the area code).
    All other phone numbers still use an 8 digit format.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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