How to Send & Receive Text Messages in Brazil

By John Heller

International calls can be expensive. Many time people who travel quite a bit end up running up sizable bills from communicating over long distances. Sometimes, it can be more cost-efficient and practical to send a text message. Luckily, it is very easy to send a text message to a person in Brazil if you have the correct country code.

Step 1

Make sure your cell phone has the ability to type a + symbol. This is necessary to send an international text message. Next, find out the eight-digit phone number of the person you want to text. All Brazilian phone numbers use a basic eight-digit local number. You will need this number.

Step 2

Find out the international code for Brazil. For instance, if your are in the United States and your want to text someone in Algire, Brazil with the phone number 5-123-4567 in the to text screen you would type 011+55+27+51234567. For a full list of international code numbers, see the Resources section.

Step 3

Find out the international code for the United States. For instance, if you were in Brazil and you wanted to text someone from Portland, Oregon, with the phone number 503-123-4556 you would enter 00+*1+503+1234567. For a full list of international code numbers, see the Resources section.

Step 4

Enter the number, compose your message and press send. Your texts will now be sent and received to and from Brazil.