Portuguese in Angola

Using the Telephone

A person on a phone

Although not all households have telephones, many families have working telephones capable of making local, long distance and international calls. In Angola, an international call is made through the international operator.

It is not always easy to find working pay telephones. The best bet is to ask a shopkeeper where to find the nearest working pay phone. There are often pay phones in hotels, either inside or near the entrance to large stores, or in random outdoor locations. Pay phones operate with cards, which are for sale at urban branches of Angola Telecom, the country's primary telecommunication services agency.

Cell phones are growing in popularity in Angola. They operate either through pre-purchased cards or a monthly billing plan.