Text messages have become a common method of communication both domestically and abroad. Since their inception in 1992 text messaging, also called SMS messaging, has become the largest global use of cellular data with over one quarter of worldwide cell phone users sending at least one text message a day, according to the Times of India. Sending text messages internationally is as easy as sending them domestically and can be a useful and cheap communication tool for sending short messages abroad.
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Compose the message you want to send using your phone's SMS or text message editor. In most instances this requires selecting "New Message" under the "Messaging" menu of your phone.
Enter a "+" followed by the number "55," which is the international country code for Brazil, then the full phone number of the person you want to send the message to, including the area code, into the "Recipient" form of your text message.
Press "Send" to send your message to Brazil.
Go to a free international SMS messaging site using your browser, such as Send SMS Now, Free SMS and Free SMS Frog (see Resources).
Select "Brazil (+55)" in the country or "Land" drop-down box.
Enter the recipient's phone number, including area code, into the "Numbers" or "To Phone Number" box.
Enter your name in the "From" box if applicable.
Enter your message in the "Message" box, which must normally be under 35 characters long.
Click on "Send SMS" to send your message to Brazil, or if applicable, click on "Step 2" to proceed.
Enter the numbers and letters displayed in the image into the verification box if required.
Click on the advert displayed below the verification box to send the message if required.
Tips and warnings
- Beware of some free SMS sites, they may contain malware that can adversely effect your computer's security.
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