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Vanuatu has a world standard mobile phone GSM system operated by Telecom Vanuatu Limited  (TVL) and accepts roaming from NZ, Australia, England, France, New Caledonia and Tahiti - visit TVL to see if your phone and system are compatible.  Branches of Vanuatu’s two telecommunications companies, Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL) and Digicel can be found in Port Vila and are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm. Telecom Vanuatu closes for lunch from 11.30am-1.30pm.

Vanuatu SIM cards are available throughout Vanuatu, but if you are travelling to the outer islands it is advisable to take a ‘refil’ card from one of the main centres with you.
Digicel Vanuatu provides competitive mobile rates to TVL and has eighty five (85%) percent coverage of Vanuatu's 83 islands. Recharge/top-cards digicel cards are found throughout Vanuatu’s outer islands.
Country code is +678. There are no area codes. Local calls are charged. There are public telephones at the major airports and post offices.

Internet
There are several Internet cafes in Port-Vila and Luganville. Internet facilities are also available at some post offices and free wi-fi is available at many cafes in Port Vila.

Language
The three official languages of Vanuatu are English, French and Bislama (a pidgin language). A further 120 distinct languages are used by local people in the islands. Tourism is still a new business on many islands of Vanuatu and the locals may have little experience and training. Don't hesitate to talk to your hosts and tell them about what you like and what could be improved. Usually they try to meet any reasonable request.

Branches of Vanuatu’s two telecommunications companies, Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL) and Digicel can be found in Port Vila and are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm. Telecom Vanuatu closes for lunch from 11.30am-1.30pm. Vanuatu has a world standard mobile phone GSM system operated by TVL (phone +678 22 005, email roaming@tvl.net.vu
TVL will now accept roaming from NZ, Australia, England, France, New Caledonia and Tahiti (not all providers or phone types). Visit the TVL website www.tvl.net.vu to see if your phone and system are compatible. Internal SIM cards are available at Telecom House. For enquiries, phone (678) 22 185 or email info@smile.com.vu or roaming@tvl.net.vu
All TVL mobile numbers in Vanuatu now have 7 digits with 77 added to all current mobile numbers.
Digicel Vanuatu provides competitive rates to TVL and has eighty five (85%) percent coverage of Vanuatu's 83 islands. Recharge/top-cards digicel cards are found throughout Vanuatu’s outer islands.

Language
The three official languages of Vanuatu are English, French and Bislama (a pidgin language). A further 120 distinct languages are used by local people in the islands. Tourism is still a new business on many islands of Vanuatu and the locals may have little experience and training. Don't hesitate to talk to your hosts and tell them about what you like and what could be improved. Usually they try to meet any reasonable request.

Mobile phone
Roaming agreements exist with a few international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good. Mobile phone companies in Vanuatu include Digicel Vanuatu and Telecom Vanuatu.

Digicel Vanuatu Ltd
Telecom Vanuatu Ltd

Telephone
Country code: 678. There are no area codes. Outgoing international calls must go through the international operator. There are public telephones at airports and post offices. Phone cards can be purchased in local currency from the post office. For emergency services, dial: 22333 for fire services; 22222 for police; 22100 for an ambulance.

Internet
There are several Internet cafes in Port-Vila and Luganville. Internet facilities are also available at some post offices.

Media

Vanuatu 's only TV channel was established with the help of Radio France Overseas (RFO) and broadcasts in French and English. Radio Vanuatu runs a shortwave and medium wave (AM) service, and Paradise FM station. Another commercial FM station is Capitol FM 107.

Press

Vanuatu has four (4) newspapers, English publication, Vanuatu Daily Post (available: Mon-Sat). The Independent (Available Sunday) which features articles in Vanuatu ’s three official languages, English, Bislama and French, Vanuatu Info (Available Fridays) and Vanuatu Times is published every week also in Vanuatu ’s three official languages

The Independent

Vanuatu Daily Post

Vanuatu Times - 29777

Vanuatu Info - 22388

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