All hotel front office desks provide telephone and fascimile services, with many also now providing internet access, and in room T.V’s.
Telephones are also available in most hotel rooms, although if this is a requirement you should check at the time of booking your holiday or accommodation.
Long distance direct calls or worldwide collect calls are possible.
The country code for Antigua is 268. Calling from the U.S.A or Caribbean must be prefixed with a 1 , calls from the U.K. must be prefixed with 001.
Phone cards for use in booths or residential phones are available at many stores around the island.
Many tri-band phones work in Antigua – check before coming if your cell operator has an agreement with any of the providers in Antigua – Cable and Wireless, A.P.U.A. P.C.S or Cingular. If you plan to make a lot of local calls or spend a significant amount of time in Antigua – it may be worth getting a pay as you go deal here. As long as your phone is unlocked (EC$50 locally), you will be able to get a SIM card and local telephone number. You can then buy phone cards locally to top up the phone.
Many private villas and apartments are now offering wireless internet access, as well as many hotels.
There are internet shops available around the country particularly in St. John’s, Jolly Harbour and English Harbour.