Messaging in Portugal

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Mobile operators users (Ths.)

Mobile market shares

Messaging price in Portugal

SMS Viber WhatsApp RCS
from € 0.01690 € 0.00900 € 0.00800 request

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Country info

CapitalLisbon
LanguagePortuguese
Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Mirandese
Lisbon timezoneGMT+1
Current time03/08 14:16
Currency€ (EUR)
VAT23.00%
Population10 276 617
Cellular users16 716 000
Mobile penetration162.66%
Country codePT
Calling code+351
Mobile number portability, MNPYes
Mobile country code, MCC268
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Major mobile carriers in Portugal

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MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
26801Bulk and OTP SMS on Vodafone via MessaggioVodafoneTelecel
2689126891Bulk and OTP SMS on Vodafone via MessaggioVodafone

2680326803Bulk and OTP SMS on NOS via MessaggioNOSOptimus, Main Road Telecom
26806Bulk and OTP SMS on MEO via MessaggioMEOTMN, Telecomunicacoes Moveis Nacionais, Telecomunicações Móveis Nacionais
2680226802Bulk and OTP SMS on MEO via MessaggioMEO

2688026880Bulk and OTP SMS on MEO via MessaggioMEO

MCCMNC in Portugal

26801, 26803, 26806, 26807, 26821

There are 4 MVNOs (Mobile virtual network operators) in Portugal. Virtual operators might either obtain dedicated MCCMNC code, or just a white-label from one of the carriers, without mobile network code.
  • 2FA (Two factors authentification)
  • OTP (One time password)
  • A2P (Application to persons)
  • P2A (Persons to application)
  • RBM (Rich business messaging)
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MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in Portugal

MCCMNCMCCMNCMVNOOther namesBase network
268Bulk and OTP SMS on Yorn via MessaggioYorn

Bulk and OTP SMS on Vodafone via MessaggioVodafone

2680426804Bulk and OTP SMS on LycaMobile via MessaggioLycaMobile

Bulk and OTP SMS on Vodafone via MessaggioVodafone

268Bulk and OTP SMS on Moche via MessaggioMoche

Bulk and OTP SMS on MEO via MessaggioMEO

268Bulk and OTP SMS on UZO via MessaggioUZO

Bulk and OTP SMS on MEO via MessaggioMEO

MVNO is an addition to a regular telecom operator, which is a different on the same physical network.

The biggest difference between the different MVNOs is that they don’t have their own dedicated base stations, cell towers, or transmitters.

There are 2 different types of MVNOs: independent networks with their own network code and call routing, or a network with only a base operator SIM card with a different design.

MVNOs have their own autonomous network for sending shorter messages (including RCS and SMS), and utilize their operator’s parent network.

Users usually don’t understand the difference between MVNO and the main operator brands – they just compare the rates.

MVNO tariffs are very profitable locally, but even more expensive are the roaming tariffs that are pricier than the parent operator.

MVNOs also change brands a lot, and in the column of the “Other Names” table you’ll see the prior names of the virtual operator (if there are any).

Sometimes the operator purchases a MVNO company based solely on its network. They then merge their own brand with this new one they’ve purchased. When this happens, the MVNO no longer exists as a separator operator, and a brand-new entry is added to the MCCMNC networks that the operator has.

Obsolete, inactive and special types of mobile operators in Portugal

MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
2680526805Oniway

MNC withdrawn

2680726807Vectone MobileMundio Mobile

MNC withdrawn

2681126811Compatel

voice/sms traffic provider

2681226812Infraestruturas de PortugalRefer Telecom, IP Telecom
2681326813G9Telecom

b2b provider

2682126821Zapp

Closed down in September 2011

There are cases when mobile network codes are occupied not by mobile carriers, but government structures (military, railway, landline phone authorities), fixed and broadband internet providers, scientific organisations, etc. Some MCCMNCs belong to obsolete legal entities, acquired by other market players or went to bankruptcy, but codes are kept for a certain period for legacy purposes.