Facsimile facilities are available at hotels. Barbados
External Telecommunications (BET) provides services for members
of the public.
There are about 20 Internet cafes in Barbados. The major ISPs are
Wireless BET, CariAccess, CaribSurf
Telegram services are provided by Barbados External Telecommunications
(BET). The Cable & Wireless office is at Lower Broad Street
(Monday to Friday from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm, Saturday 7.00 am to 1.00
pm). There is a 24 hour service at Wildey, St Michael.
International Direct Dialling (IDD) is available and outward
International Direct Dialling is available from most
Barbados country code is 1 246
outgoing international code is 011.
Hotels have telephones available to both non residents and residents.
There are cardphones at the seaport, the airport,
the university campus, in Bridgetown and at the offices of Barbados
External Telecommunications (BET) in Wildey and Bridgetown.
Payphones exist throughout barbados, however it
may be better to use cardphones for overseas calls.
Overseas calls may also be made
from the offices of Barbados External Telecommunications at Wildey,
St Michael. Local calls are free of charge when calling from a residence.
Collect overseas calls can be made from payphones and cardphones.
System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900/1800 are operated by
System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900 is operated by Cable
& Wireless Barbados.
System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900/1900 operated by Cellular
Communications and Sunbeach.
roaming is available, visitors with TDMA handsets can make calls
without registering if they can give a credit card number.
Deliveries are made 2 times a day in Bridgetown and once a day in
rural areas. There are many post boxes, which are red.
General post office hours are Monday to Friday
from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm at Bridgetown main office, other branches
are open Mondays 7.30 am to 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm, Tuesday
to Friday 8.00 am to 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm to 3.15 pm.
The main dailies are The Nation and The Barbados Advocate. Foreign
newspapers are also available.
World Service and Voice
of America can be received. From time to time the frequencies
vary and the most up to date can be found online.