The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Portugal.
Some calls are still made to the following numbers:
- 115 - emergencies,
- 117 - forest protection.
Disabled people can send an SMS to contact 112.
It is possible to call 112 from a mobile phone even without a SIM card.
112 calls are answered within 6 seconds.
In addition to the national language(s), they are answered in English.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey , 34% of Portuguese people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.