Martinique: Telephones, Electricity
To call Martinique from the US, dial 011-596-596 + the local six digit number. If you are trying to reach a cell phone in the islands, dial 011-596-696 + the local six digit number.
When you are in Martinique, dial 0-596 + the local six digit number for local calls and 0-696 + the local six digit number for local calls to cell phones.
CELL / MOBILE / PORTABLE PHONES
Before you travel, check with your service provider to determine if your phone will work in Martinique. 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 look into these options at the airport in Martinique upon arrival.
To phone from Martinique, 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 Martinique 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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