You'll find pay phones on the main street of the village and at the
Casa to make national calls. Fruttis Juice Bar (Tel
3343 1927 - Ultan) has
facilities for international calls. It has by far the best rates in
town, approx. 25¢/minute to North America or Europe and 4 phone
lines. Alternatively a good method for calling long distance is collect.
Calling cards can be used, but reaching an English-speaking operator
is often difficult. Phone cards are available for purchase at grocery
stores, bakeries, etc. Instructions in English are posted in the phone
news: If your pousada has a phone, you can use it to bill a call to
your AT&T or other major phone company calling card. Call your company
prior to leaving the USA and request the access code to use once inside
Brazil. Dialing the access code will connect you with English language
prompts to follow. Charges will appear on your phone bill. Note: This
does not work on pay phones.
recommended option is to buy an international calling card from AT&T.
It works fine. You get an English-speaking recording that guides you
through the steps, which are easy.
can also rent cellular phones in Rio, São Paolo or Brasilia for
about US$6 per day and US$3.45 per minute. They reportedly work better
in Abadiania than in, say, some parts of New York City ....
numbers are 7 digits. When telephoning within Abadiânia, no prefix
Telephoning outside Abadiânia requires you to add a prefix as
well as the area code (62). The prefix determines which telephone company
will connect you. The normal prefixes are 014 and 021. Thus to telephone,
say, the number 3113001 in Anápolis (same area code of 062),
you need to dial 014-62-3113001.
To dial international you also need a prefix. You can either use 0021
or 0023, then the country code, area code and the number.
Add 55 (country code) +62 - not 062 - when calling from outside Brazil.