Here at Spearline, our main goal is to replicate your customers’ call experience with your organization. We are always working to ensure it is of the best quality. Testing your numbers around the world needs global coverage, and we are getting closer to covering that scale.
We are pleased to announce that Portugal mobile is now certified, and is available for immediate testing. This means we can now check your numbers withthe largest mobile network provider in Portugal – MEO.
6 fun facts about Portugal *
- Portugal is the oldest country in Europe
In 1139, Portugal appointed King Afonso Henriques as its king. Lisbon is said to be four centuries older than Rome. Due to its excellent trading location, the Phoenicians settled in Lisbon around 1200 BC.
- Portuguese is the official language of nine countries
Over 236 million people worldwide are native Portuguese speakers. Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Principe, Sao Tome, and Equatorial Guinea. Portuguese is also spoken in Goa (India), Macao, and East Timor.
- The oldest bookstore in the world Is in Portugal’s capital
Bertrand bookstore, or Livraria Bertrand (pictured above at the corner), was established in 1732 and is located in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city. This makes it the oldest still-operational bookstore in the world. Moravian Bookshop, the next oldest, opened in Pennsylvania in 1745.
- Over half of the world’s cork comes from Portugal
Portugal is home to the largest cork oak forests (montados) in the world. In fact, this cork oak (Quercus suber L) is protected by Portuguese law. The cork is stripped from the trunk of the cork oak every nine years without damaging the tree.
- Portugal holds the record for the shortest-reigning monarch in the world
Crown Prince Luís Filipe was the King of Portugal for a grand total of 20 minutes after his father Carlos I was assassinated on 1 February 1908. After suffering injuries in the same attack, Luís Filipe also died and the title of king was transferred to Manuel II, the last King of Portugal.
- Portugal has its own genre of music
Fado music is a form of Portuguese singing that dates back to the 1820s and can often be heard in pubs, cafes, and restaurants. It is generally known for how expressive in it, as well as having a strong melody.
Find out more
If you are interested in adding Portugal to your list of countries for mobile testing, please contact your dedicated Spearline Customer Engagement Manager, our 24/7 support team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +353 28 51460.
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