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Facsimile facilities are available at hotels. Barbados External Telecommunications (BET) provides services for members of the public.

Internet

There are about 20 Internet cafes in Barbados. The major ISPs are Cable & Wireless BET, CariAccess, CaribSurf and Sunbeach.

Telegrams

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.

Telephones

 Full International Direct Dialling (IDD) is available and outward International   Direct Dialling is available from most telephones.

 The Barbados country code is 1 246

 The 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.

Mobile telephones

 Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900/1800 are operated by Digicell.

 Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900 is operated by Cable & Wireless Barbados.

 Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) 900/1900 operated by Cellular Communications and Sunbeach.

 Unregistered roaming is available, visitors with TDMA handsets can make calls without registering if they can give a credit card number.

Post

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.

Press

The main dailies are The Nation and The Barbados Advocate. Foreign newspapers are also available.

Radio

BBC 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.