Using Phones in Portugal

by Andrea Segura - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Even though WhatsApp, Skype and other apps are mostly used for making international phone calls nowadays, there might still be confusion on the dial codes. Whenever you are using your own US or Canadian cell phone to call a number in Portugal, you are making an international call. You will also need to dial accordingly when using Skype.  

  • The International Access Code (IAC) for the US and Canada is 011 and for Portugal it’s 00.
  • The Country Code (CC) for Portugal is 351 and for the US and Canada it’s 1
  • To call Portugal from the US or Canada, dial IAC + CC + Local Number.

Example: The local telephone number of the Museo Chiado in Lisbon, Portugal 21 343 2148. The number could also be listed as +351 21 343 2148. In both cases, you would dial 011 351 21 343 2148.

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To call the US or Canada from Portugal, dial IAC + CC + LN

The local telephone number of the ExperiencePlus! headquarters in Colorado is 970-484-8489. You would dial 00-1-970-484-8489.

To call Portugal from another European country, dial IAC + CC + LN

The local telephone number of the Museo Chiado in Lisbon, Portugal 21 343 2148. You would dial 00351 21 343 2148.

To call Portugal from within Portugal, dial LN

The local telephone number of the Museo Chiado in Lisbon, Portugal 21 343 2148. You would dial 21 343 2148. Unlike the US there is no need to differentiate local and long distance by dialing a 1.

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