Telecommunications in the Turks and Caicos include worldwide direct dialing, internet, telex and facsimile services. The country code is (1) and the area code is 649. It is the same as North American dialing. To make a long distance call from the Villa, we provide a free Skype connection in the Living Room and Master Bedroom. You may use your own Internet dialing program over the broadband connections provided. If you need to use the Villa land line, there is an access code that needs to be dialed for long distance calls. The Villa Manager will provide it upon request and bill you at the end of your stay or shortly thereafter.
You need to dial zero (0) to gain access to long distance services for countries other than Canada, the USA or the Caribbean. Local calls do not require the local area code, that is, just dial the 7 digit number. Numbers beginning with 941 through 946 are to land based lines. Numbers beginning with 231, 232, 241, 242, 331, 332, 441, 442 are to local cell phones. Operator services can be obtained by dialing 411. Emergency services are available at 911. There is no location tracking here in Provo.
The majority of off island cellular phones now work in the Turks and Caicos Islands. LIME (formerly Cable & Wireless) operates on the GSM 850 frequency. Please activate global roaming with your local provider BEFORE leaving your home service area. Then when you arrive, use your phone's settings menu to select the "operator" LIME. Some phones may also display Digicel as an option, and some of the newest smart phones will automatically select the provider with the strongest signal. Owners of iPhones using the AT&T network will be pleased to know that they work just fine here in TCI! Service is provided by IslandCom Ltd.
Cell phones are available for rent at various locations and can be pre-arranged with the Villa Manager.
Phone cards are required in phone booths.