Cell Phones in the Bahamas

Cell phone use has gotten a lot easier over the last couple of years. Most manufacturers now build GSM (Global System for Mobiles) technology into their equipment as a matter of course, especially in Europe. In the US, all one needs is the properly-equipped cell phone, a call to your provider and a request for the international dialing option, and you’re ready to go.

The international dialing option will cost you nothing: the roaming service, however, can be quite expensive – anywhere from $1 to $5 per minute. If your phone is not “international capable,” you can always rent one from your local provider before you leave. It’s not cheap – usually $40 to $50 per week – and then you’ll also have to cough up for airtime, at least $1 per minute.

Most of the national providers – Verizon, ATT, British Telecom, etc. – offer cell phone rental by the week. Other options in the USA include Roadpost (phone 888-290-1606) and InTouch USA (phone 800-872-7626). In the US, if you’d like to find out if your cell phone will work in the Bahamas, call  703-222-7161 or go online to http://intouchglobal.com/travel.html.

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Getting There:

For visitors arriving by air, the Bahamas are served through Nassau by most US airlines and by international airlines from Canada and Europe, and to a slightly more limited degree through Freeport.

The Out Islands are served mainly by Bahamas Air via connections in Nassau and Freeport.

The Bahamas is also a major destination for the cruise ship industry

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