Brazil state-owned tourism agency, Embratur, estimates that 380,000 foreign tourists from around the world will travel to Rio for the 2016 Olympics. If you’re one of them, you’ve got a lot of planning to do including booking a flight and hotel, arranging local transportation, and getting tickets to the games.
One thing you may not have considered — but is highly recommended — is getting a Brazil virtual phone number so you can stay in touch both locally and internationally.
What is a Brazil Virtual Phone Number?
A virtual phone number is one that has no physical limits; you can assign it to forward all incoming calls to any phone including your mobile phone, office phone, hotel room phone, and so on.
With a Brazil virtual phone number, you can get either a toll free or city-specific virtual phone number and then designate your main USA phone number as the ring-to number initially. This is helpful when making arrangements from a distance as it gives your local contacts in Brazil an easy way to reach you or return your calls as you plan your trip.
How You Might Use a Brazil Virtual Number
For example, if you get a Rio de Janeiro virtual phone number, callers in Rio de Janeiro would call you just as they would call any other number in the city. They do not need to dial an exit code, international country code, or complicated international number. They’ll incur only local costs, if any, depending on where they are calling from.
When you arrive in Brazil, you can then change your ring-to number to your local phone number such as your hotel room number or disposable mobile phone. Instead of juggling multiple local phone numbers as you move from one city to the next during your stay, you can simply set up your Brazil virtual phone number so that it rings to the appropriate phone.
Another great potential use for your virtual phone number once you arrive in Brazil is to use it to make cheap and easy phone calls back home. With this option, you’d use any local phone, such as your hotel room phone, to call your family, friends, and business associates back home. Simply change your ring-to number to the number you are trying to call and then dial your Brazil virtual phone number.
This will keep you off your hotel’s pricey international long distance service, and save you from trying to figure out how to dial out of Brazil. Plus, you’ll get the same low international call forwarding rates you’re entitled to based on your virtual phone number plan.
How Our Brazil Virtual Number Plans Work
We offer affordable buckets of minutes for our Brazil virtual phone numbers. Simply pick toll free or the desired Brazilian city and choose the plan with the right amount of minutes for the month. This is a no-contract, month-to-month plan, making it ideal for using during the Summer Olympics or any other short- or long-term purpose.
In addition to competitive rates, our virtual numbers are loaded with advanced features like voicemail, voicemail to email, fax forwarding, sequential call forwarding, simultaneous ringing, and advanced PBX features. The sound quality is exceptional as all incoming calls are routed over modern, state-of-the-art fiberoptic PSTN networks.
If you’re heading to Brazil in the near future, take a look at our virtual number plans and find out just how affordable international phone calls can be.