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Calling From US ATT Blackberry While in Brazil

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  1. daveinmass
    Member

    I have a BB Torch with international access. Have had problems dialing a local Sao Paulo number using my phone. Do I simply dial the #: 55 11 XXXX XXXX?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master

    Hello Dave,

    If the number you are dialing is a local number you can just dial it without the area code (the last 8 digits is the local number).

    To dial long distance calls in Brazil you will have to add some extra digits. Namely, you will need to add 0 followed by the carrier code and area code: 0 xx yy ???? ???? (xx is the carrier code and yy the area code). Below is a Wikipedia page explaining carrier codes:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbers_in_Brazil#Long-distance_dialing

    If you want to call internationally (to the US for instance), just use the plus sign with your cell phone followed by the international number. Example: you would have +1 ??? ??? ???? for a call to the US.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. daveinmass
    Member

    Am now in Sao Paulo and still cannot dial a number here. Tried the solution above - just dial the last 8 digits. Any help will be appreciated. Brazil is the only place I have this issue.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. admin
    Key Master

    Have you also tried dialing using the long distance method? What happens when you dial (any error messages)?

    One suggestion: try dialing other Brazil numbers to rule out the possibility that you are only having trouble calling this particular number.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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