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Barbados has a pretty good telecommunications system and it has been deregulated so that mobile phones from abroad will work (though calls can still be pretty expensive). The networks are LIME (stands for Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment and is the new branding for Cable & Wireless) and Digicel, plus Sunbeach and TeleBarbados for internet access. 

The international dialling code for Barbados is +1 246 followed by seven digits. When on-island simply dial the seven digits. If you are staying in a villa do check to see if the phone allows international calls, as some have debars, which will need to be lifted, and for which there is a deposit. 

WiFi and internet services are available at most hotels, and some villas, plus there are a number of internet cafes. Cellular phones can be rented or a roaming feature can be added to your own mobile. 

Overseas phone calls can be made from any phone booth around the island, payment for which is by credit card or a local pre-paid calling card.

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