Tourists should have no problem communicating by phone while in Anguilla. The island has a number of communication services available, including card phones, pay phones, and credit card calling facilities. All you have to do is pick up the phone and remember to dial a few simple numbers to get connected.
You can make a local call from almost anywhere on the island, including your hotel room and a pay phone. Hotels may charge a small fee for local calls, so you may want to inquire about this cost. You will also be charged for using the island's pay phones, and many tourists find that purchasing a calling card cuts down on the costs of both local and international calls.
Phone cards can be purchased at many locations on the island, including drug stores, the airport, and Cable & Wireless, which is open on the weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. These Caribbean phone cards can be used in specially marked phone booths. You can also rent cellular phones for about $10(USD) per day at the Cable & Wireless local office, or purchase a pre-paid cell phone to use while in Anguilla at Digicel Anguilla. You can locate a Digicel retailer by contacting their customer care number at 264-498-DIGI.
Vacationers can make international phone calls from most phones, including hotel phones and pay phones. Hotels often have very expensive international rates for making direct overseas calls from your room. To place a local call, dial the seven-digit number. To call Anguilla from the United States, dial "1" plus the area code "264", plus the local seven-digit number. When calling Anguilla from the United Kingdom, dial "001", the area code, and the local seven-digit number. To call the island from Australia and New Zealand, dial "0011", then "1", then the area code and the number.
To call the U.S. or Canada from Anguilla, dial "1", the area code, and the seven-digit. To reach the U.K., dial "011", "44", and the local number. To call Australia, dial "011", "61", and the local number. And to reach New Zealand, dial "011", "64", and the local number.
Just because you are vacationing in another country does not mean you have to disconnect from your friends and family back home. Whether you purchase a phone card or pay long-distance rates from your hotel room, your loved ones are only a phone call away.
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