Whether you live in Portugal or plan on traveling there for business or pleasure, holding Portugal international conference calls is a convenient way to stay in touch with a group of people from around the world.
Holding international conference calls requires each attendee to dial an access number to join the call. However, unless you use a dedicated international conferencing service provider like aitelephone.com, your attendees will need to dial a Portuguese phone number. This could be off-putting to some attendees.
For example, some may wonder how much it will cost them to connect to your Portuguese global group call. Others might be confused because the Portuguese access number looks different from phone numbers in their own countries.
By using an international conference call service, you can provide your international attendees with local access numbers — or even toll free numbers if so desired. Our international conferencing service is an easy-to-use, pay-as-you-go service that you can use as needed with no worries about long-term contracts or minimum usage requirements.
- Available Portugal access numbers include Portugal toll-free and Lisbon local
- Low per minute rates for dozens of countries
- Toll free access numbers in 150+ (depending on the plan) countries
- Our PSTN fiber optic network means excellent sound quality
- Live 24/7 operator assistance
- MP3 call recording
- Moderator dial-out option saves even more money
- No reservations required
- Free Connect app
- Pay for usage — if you don’t use the service, you don’t pay
- No contracts, no minimums
Portugal was once a global maritime power, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. Alas, a series of events changed that including a massive earthquake, the Napoleonic Wars, the independence of its wealthiest colony (Brazil), and a revolution in 1910 that deposed Portugal’s monarchy only to replace it with repressive governments. Democratic reforms came to Portugal in the mid-1970s after a military coup.
Today, Portugal has a population of more than 10.8 million according to July 2014 estimates. Portugal has a diversified, service-based economy with many formerly state-controlled sectors such as financial and telecommunications now liberalized. Portugal joined the EMU (Economic and Monetary Union) in 1999. Some of Portugal’s largest trade partners include Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, UK, USA, and Angola.
Telecommunications in Portugal
The CIA World Factbook estimates that Portugal had 4.558 million mainline telephones in use in 2012 and another 12.312 mobile cellular subscriptions. Portugal has more mobile subscribers than it has residents.
Portugal has a state-of-the-art telecommunications network with broadband and high-speed capabilities. Domestically, its phone system consists of an integrated network of coaxial cables, open-wire, microwave radio relay, and domestic satellite earth stations. Portugal is connected to the rest of the world via submarine cables and 3 satellite earth stations.
Portugal had 5.168 million Internet users in 2009, putting it in 44th place in comparison to the rest of the world. Cafes, post offices, hotels, conference centers, and other public areas often offer free and paid Internet connections to Portuguese residents.
The telecommunications industry in Portugal is overseen by the regulatory body known as ANACOM. Competition in the telecommunications industry dates back to 1989 when legislation was written to allow the introduction of competition nine the telecom services sector. Portugal’s Telecommunications Act compiled the general principles for telecommunications into a single piece of legislation. The act made it the state’s responsibility to guarantee the existence and availability of fundamental services with the stipulation that the exploitation of services involving the use of complementary telecommunications infrastructures could be carried out by properly licensed public and private companies.
Several operators, CTT, TLP and Marconi, had to be re-organized, a process that reportedly brought its share of controversy, backdoor deals, and mergers. Portugal Telecom emerged and continues to be a major player in the Portuguese telecom market.
Some of the major telecommunications providers in Portugal include:
Cabovisão, Oni Telecom, Portugal Telecom, Telepac, and TIMWE. Mobile operators include: Meo, NOS Comunicações, UZO, and Vodafone Portugal
Whether you need to host a global conference call in Portugal with international suppliers, partners, customers, colleagues, family, or friends, doing so is easy when you have an affordable, pay-as-you-go Portugal international conferencing plan.