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Smile Updates for Brazil - general - 12-04-2009, 03:15

Hi, this is a nice website. I came across looking for 3G prepaid data plans to use on my trip in May/June to Italy/Switzerland/Finland. Found for both Italy and Finland via this site.

As I am from Brazil I checked the info on Brazil and an update is necessary. Lots of things have changed around here.

General:
  • Oi has acquired Brazil Telecom. Now Oi covers the states: Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão, Pará, Amazonas, Amapá, Roraima, Brasília (Distrito Federal), Acre, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Santa Catarina and Tocantins.
  • VIVO is missing from the list. It is a large telecom company, mainly in Sao Paulo state and it provides prepaid plans.
  • Vivo has acquired Telemig Celular.
  • CTBC - Regional operator is missing.
  • Oi has acquired Amazonia Celular.
  • Claro now covers Minas Gerais.

It is very easy now to buy prepaid SIM cards, they are available, mostly from OI, at newsstands and many other places. There is no need to present a CPF , however in the first call the call is intercepted and the user must key in a CPF. That part on how difficult is to buy prepaid SIMs in Brazil can be removed.


All mobile operators now offer WCDMA/3G services. The frequencies for each company/state are available here.3G no Brasil | Mosquito Eletrônico . To make a long story short it can be abbreviated as
  • OI /Brasil Telecom - 2100 MHz
  • Claro - 850/2100 MHz
  • TIM - 850/2100 MHz
  • Vivo - 2100 MHz
  • CTBC - 850 MHz
  • Sercomtel - 850 MHz
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Default Update for Brazil - Operator : TIM - 12-04-2009, 03:42

The page for TIM Brazil can be updated with the following information:

TIM offers prepaid mobile broadband. Price is R$5.00 for 24 hours access , max traffic 250 Mbytes , until 30/04/2009. From 01/05/2009 it is R$10.00.
To activate you should send a message to 4141 with "TWDIA" wait for the reply message and then reply with a confirmation message "TWDIA OK"
Off-bundle data price is R$1.05 per MByte.

International Calls prices:
Can be checked here:
TIM in the second option "Pré-pago" (prepaid)

International roaming for prepaid customers:
TIM - Você, sem fronteiras
The agreements are detailed here TIM - Você, sem fronteiras

The recharge validity has changed, the higher the amount the longer the validity.

The call plans are the same for ALL the states, but the value of taxes is different, so the final values are different by a few cents in each state.

To receive SMS while in international roaming with a Brazilian prepaid SIM it is free. To send a SMS the price is R$1.99
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Smile Update for Brazil - Operator : OI - 12-04-2009, 04:03

The page for OI can be updated with the following information:

Flat rate plan name: Oi Cartão Qualquer hora
All local calls (landline and mobiles) R$1.37 /min

Peak/off peak plan name: Oi Cartão Tarifa reduzida
Peak:
To landlines and other Oi mobiles: R$1.86 /min
To other operators' mobiles: R$2.02 / min

Off-peak:
To landlines and other Oi mobiles: R$0.75 /min
To other operators' mobiles: R$0.97 / min

Peak/off peak times:
Oi Cartão Total Manhã: Off-peak: 08:00 to 12:00
Oi Cartão Total Tarde: Off-peak: 12:00 to 16:00
Oi Cartão Total Noite: Off-peak: 16:00 to 20:00
Oi Cartão Total Supernoite: Off-peak: 20:00 to 24:00

The prices on the website are for calling from public phones using the mobile phone credits (weird but true). The price conversions from BRL to EUR are also incorrect on the same page and section , all convert to EUR 0.052

The national roaming can be clarified that no roaming surcharges applies when in another state that has got Oi or Brasil Telecom coverage.
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Smile Update for Brazil - Operator : Claro - 12-04-2009, 04:18

Claro now offers coverage for Minas Gerais.

Claro Toda Hora
Call price: R$1.37 /min
Roaming: R$2.16

Claro Toda Noite:
Peak: 1.65
Off-peak: 0.82
Roaming: 2.16

International roaming is available for prepaid customers traveling to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay
Rates:
Local call : R$3.61 /min
Call to Brazil: R$9.05 /min
Incoming SMS: free
Send SMS: R$0.84
Incoming call: R$3.61/min

A SIM card is R$15.00 and comes with R$15.00 credit.

By the way, all operators have decreased SIM cards to R$15.00 or R$10.00 and with the same value in credit included.
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Smile Update for Brazil - Operator : VIVO - 12-04-2009, 04:50

Vivo was not included in Brazil's page. It is the largest (in subscribers number) in Brazil.

Prepaid offers (prices for Rio de Janeiro):

Prepaid offer name: Vivo Pré

VIVO Toda Hora:
Vivo favoritos (a set of 5 vivo same area code numbers that you register with vivo) R$0.63 /min
Another vivo mobile: R$1.27 /min
Landlines: R$1.37/min
Other operators' mobiles: R$1.37/min
Roaming: R$1.50 per call plus local operator roaming fee per minute.

VIVO Dia:
Peak:
Vivo favoritos: R$0.77/min
Another vivo mobile: R$1.55 /min
Landlines: R$1.75 /min
Other operators' mobiles: R$1.75/min

Off-peak (06:00 to 18:00)
Vivo favoritos: R$0.40/min
Another vivo mobile: R$0.80/min
Landlines: R$1.05 /min
Other operators' mobiles: R$1.05 /min

Vivo Noite:
Same prices, off peak time 18:00 to 06:00

Sundays are always off peak in both plans.

Roaming fees: R$1.50 per min plus R$1.50 per call.

3G data for prepaid:
R$ 0,0019/KB = R$1.95 /MByte

Recharge values and validity:
R$12.00 , R$17.00, R$22.00, R$27.00, R$35.00 - 90 days
R$50.00 - 120 days
R$100.00 - 180 days
R$200.00 - 365 days
R$300.00 - 730 days

Network coverage: All the country, except for Piauí state.

SMS:
National : R$0.36
Internationa: R$0.80

They also offer SMS packages with the following amounts and values:
15 SMS - R$3.90
50 SMS - R$11.00
100 SMS - R$18.00
All packages must be used within 30 days.

Voice mail retrieval:
R$0.60 /min

MMS:
R$0.70

Video message:
R$1.00

Long distance calls:
Same price as local calls, must use the 15 code for carrier selection code. Dial 0+15+area code + number
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Default Update for Brazil - General info, operators merges ... - 12-04-2009, 05:20

Hi, this is a nice website. I came across looking for 3G prepaid data plans to use on my trip in May/June to Italy/Switzerland/Finland. Found for both Italy and Finland via this site.

As I am from Brazil I checked the info on Brazil and an update is necessary. Lots of things have changed around here.

General:
  • Oi has acquired Brazil Telecom. Now Oi covers the states: Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão, Pará, Amazonas, Amapá, Roraima, Brasília (Distrito Federal), Acre, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Santa Catarina and Tocantins.
  • VIVO is missing from the list. It is a large telecom company, mainly in Sao Paulo state and it provides prepaid plans.
  • Vivo has acquired Telemig Celular.
  • CTBC - Regional operator is missing.
  • Oi has acquired Amazonia Celular.
  • Claro now covers Minas Gerais.

It is very easy now to buy prepaid SIM cards, they are available, mostly from OI, at newsstands and many other places. There is no need to present a CPF , however in the first call the call is intercepted and the user must key in a CPF. That part on how difficult is to buy prepaid SIMs in Brazil can be removed.


All mobile operators now offer WCDMA/3G services. The frequencies for each company/state are available here.3G no Brasil | Mosquito Eletrônico . To make a long story short it can be abbreviated as
  • OI /Brasil Telecom - 2100 MHz
  • Claro - 850/2100 MHz
  • TIM - 850/2100 MHz
  • Vivo - 2100 MHz
  • CTBC - 850 MHz
  • Sercomtel - 850 MHz
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Default Update for Brazil - CTBC - 12-04-2009, 05:34

CTBC is a regional operator that works in part of the following states:
Minas Gerais,
Goiás,
Mato Grosso do Sul,
São Paulo.

The prepaid plan is :
Você Pré-Pago

The offers are:
Noite - off-peak from 20:00 to 08:00
Comercial - off-peak from 08:00 to 20:00
Fim-de-semana - off peak on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Celular CTBC - reduced rates to call CTBC mobiles
Fixo CTBC - reduced rates to call landline CTBC numbers.

Website: CTBC - Soluções em Voz, Internet, Comunicação de Dados e Data Center
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Default 17-04-2009, 11:08

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Originally Posted by ranerio View Post
CTBC is a regional operator that works in part of the following states:
Minas Gerais,
Goiás,
Mato Grosso do Sul,
São Paulo.

The prepaid plan is :
Você Pré-Pago

The offers are:
Noite - off-peak from 20:00 to 08:00
Comercial - off-peak from 08:00 to 20:00
Fim-de-semana - off peak on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Celular CTBC - reduced rates to call CTBC mobiles
Fixo CTBC - reduced rates to call landline CTBC numbers.

Website: CTBC - Soluções em Voz, Internet, Comunicação de Dados e Data Center
Hi!
First of all obrigado for all the information you gave us!
I updated the pages, please take a look to chek if everything is correct.
Concerning CTBC, which are the rates? So that I can put that page online too.


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Default 17-04-2009, 23:52

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Hi!
First of all obrigado for all the information you gave us!
I updated the pages, please take a look to chek if everything is correct.
Concerning CTBC, which are the rates? So that I can put that page online too.
CTBC rates for prepaid are as follows:
peak is 07:00 to 21:59
off-peak 22:00 to 06:59 for the general plan

For the specific plans the off peak plans are:
Noite (Night): 20h to 08h monday to friday
Commercial (Comercial): 08h to 20h monday to friday
Weekend (Fim de semana): off peak at saturdays, sundays and holidays

Local calls (VC1) to other CTBC mobiles (peak and off peak) R$ 1.16/min
Local calls (VC1) to landlines (peak and off peak) R$1.38/min
Local calls (VC1) to other operators's mobiles (peak and off peak) R$1.45/min
Local calls (VC1) during off-peak plan Night (Noite) R$1.29
Local calls (VC1) during off-peak plan Comercial R$ 1.53
Local calls (VC1) during off-peakFim de Semana R$ 1.29

Long distance call intra-state using the operator selection code 12 (VC2)

to landlindes: peak: 1.39
off-peak:R$0.83

to other CTBC mobiles
peak: 1.53
off peak: 1.11

to other operators' mobiles:
peak: 1.53
off-peak: 1.11
H.R R$ 1,11



Long distance calls to other states (VC3)
To landlines
peak: 1.39
off-peak: 0.83

to other ctbc mobiles:
peak: 1.39
off-peak: 1.11

to other operators' mobiles:
peak: 1.53
off peak: 1.11

Short message:
To other CTBC mobiles: R$0.24
To other operators' mobiles: R$0.30

MMS:
To other CTBC: R$0.75
To other operators: R$0.75

Data transmission per megabyte: R$8.48

The pages with the rates are here:
CTBC/Algar Telecom Soluções em Voz, Internet, Comunicação de Dados e Data Center
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Default Checking the pages to Brazil - 18-04-2009, 00:34

Claro covers the Amazon basis states, the page to check if there is coverage available for an specific state / city is:
Site da Claro - Claro. Escolha.

TIM offer name is : Sempre (not Siempre)
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