The Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, Ana Catarina Méndez, said in a statement that the government, in partnership with the operators, will distribute 16,000 calling cards to Ukrainian refugees sheltering in Portugal.
To this end, the CEO of António Costa has signed an agreement with the Association of Electronic Communications Operators (APRITEL) and its partners Meo, Nos, Vodafone and Nowo.
“The government has signed a cooperation agreement with APRITEL and its partners Meo, Nos and Vodafone, as well as with the operator Nowo, to allocate electronic communication services to beneficiaries of temporary protection coming from Ukraine, on the national territory,” the text of which may read as follows in the memorandum.
Meo, Nos and Vodafone will contribute 5,000 free cards, while Nowo will be responsible for awarding 1,000 cards.
Thus, for three months, refugees from Ukraine will have access to 500 minutes of voice communications to national fixed and mobile networks; 200 minutes of voice communications to fixed and mobile networks in Ukraine; 5 GB of data connections and 10 GB of data connections for chat applications.
According to the statement, only Ukrainian citizens of legal age who are in Portugal under the temporary protection regime will be able to access this procedure, and they must apply for the project by handing over the identity document, the process number assigned by the SEF and completed. An advertisement has been produced for this purpose.