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Asking for advice on internet connectivity in Brazil
Thread poster: Karina Pelech

Karina Pelech  Identity Verified
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Apr 29, 2004

Dear All,

I'd very much appreciate it if translators living and working in Brazil could let me know which internet service is best over there. I am looking into spending some time of the year in Guarujá and wouldn`t like to have to rely on cybercafés or a dial-up connection to be able to work.
TIA & best regards from Argentina,


[Edited at 2004-04-30 12:34]

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Adriana Caraccio Morgan, Dip Trans IOL  Identity Verified
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Guarujá Apr 30, 2004

Dear Karina,

I live in Santos, neighbour to Guarujá, and here we have loads of internet service. You can use a free one (IG, for example) to connect via dial-up. You just have to download their "dialer" application and that's it.
If you want more info, feel free to write directly to me.
Best Regards

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Wiebke Herbig  Identity Verified
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speeduol Apr 30, 2004

Hi Karina,

I use Speeduol (used to be Speedy and Uol). (prices:

Speedy is not the cheapest provider, but it was the only one available here in downtown São Paulo. I’m usually online for 14-16 hours a day, and in almost a year, I was without internet access for about 5 or 10 hours – don’t even remember.

Uol isn’t cheap, either, but offers access to a lot of dictionaries (and newspapers) which I find extremely useful.

I’m not too fond of the Speedy service hotline (never managed to get through…), but since it became speeduol, all I need is the uol-hotline, and they are always available and efficient.

Besides Speedy, the only providers I’m aware of are and, but I can’t tell you anything about their services.

Hope it helps a bit, and have fun in Guarujá


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