It is possible to call 112 from a mobile phone even without a SIM card. 112 calls are answered within 5 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, 51% of Portuguese people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.
The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Portugal:
Disabled people can send an SMS to contact 112.