Land Line Telephones

Find out how to get your new home connected to the landline telephone service in Portugal...

There are several telecommunications companies in both the domestic and business market, although in some places the line rentals are still owned by Portugal Telecom.  Shop around and take advantage of the best offers available.

Some of the main telecoms providers in Portugal include:

Connecting a telephone line with Portugal Telecom

The following information is required to get a standard landline in Portugal:

  • Full name (Nome de Titular)
  • Address (Morada)
  • Passport details/Identity Card details (Passaporte/Bilhete de Identidade)
  • Proof of Address (Utility bills and/or Residency Card) (Cartão de Residência/Comprovativo de Morada)
  • Tax Number (NIF or CIF) (Numero de Contribuinte)
  • Bank account details (Conta Bancária)

In towns and cities the phone line should be installed within two days.


Whichever telephone company is used for the service, MEO operates the majority of the country’s fixed-line network. MEO's parent company, Altice Telecom, was the former state-owned provider, Portugal Telecom. This means that MEO charges for the line rental on a monthly basis.

. Bills are sent out monthly and can be paid in the following ways:

  • Online
  • Via the ATM Multibanco system
  • At the supplier's local stores
  • By direct debit
Some Handy Numbers
To call out of Portugal dial the country code and the client number 00 +
To call into Portugal dial country code followed by the Portuguese number 00351 +
Emergencies Tel: 112