Les Saintes: Telephones, Electricity
To call Les Saintes / Iles des Saintes from the US, dial 011-590-590 + the local six digit number. If you are trying to reach a cell phone in the islands, dial 011-590-690 + the local six digit number.
When you are in Les Saintes, dial 0-590 + the local six digit number for local calls and 0-690 + the local six digit number for local calls to cell phones.
CELL / MOBILE / PORTABLE PHONES Before you travel to Les Saintes, check with your service provider to determine if your phone will work in Guadeloupe. During your travels, you may be able to purchase an adaptor chip or SIM card for your phone, or rent a portable phone from one of the local companies. It's best to pursue either option in the airport in Guadeloupe before heading for Les Saintes, where technological resources are more limited.
To phone from Les Saintes, a Télécarte (phone card) makes local and international calls easier and less expensive. Télécartes are sold at Post Offices and other outlets marked Télécarte en Vente Ici. They are used with phones marked Télécom. There are no coin phones. Many phones will now accept VISA, MasterCard or other credit cards for long distance calls. Operator-assisted calls are higher in cost.
Voltage in Les Saintes is 220 AC, 60 cycles. Appliances designed for other voltages require a transformer. Don't expect your accommodations to include 110 AC outlets or voltage transformers. All appliances require standard two-prong French plugs or appropriate adaptors.
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