- French Polynesia’s country code is 689.
- There are no area codes in French Polynesia.
- To call overseas, dial 00 plus the country code followed by the phone number.
- From a landline, local phone calls cost 18 CFP per minute or 29 CFP per minute to a mobile phone.
- You can buy prepaid cards to call overseas at most post offices.
- There are two mobile phone operators in French Polynesia: Vini and Vodafone.
- Mobile-phone services operate on 900 GSM and 98% of the inhabited islands have cellular coverage.
- Many foreign mobile services have coverage in Tahiti, but roaming fees are usually quite high.
- You can buy a local SIM card for around 1000 CFP and use it in your own phone if it's unlocked (check with your provider before you leave). Talk isn’t cheap, however: calls from a mobile cost 30 CFP to 60 CFP per minute (and from 60 CFP to 110 CFP per minute if you call overseas).
- Both providers have offices in Pape'ete. Top-ups can be purchased online or at various shops and most post offices.
- If your phone is locked by your phone company, there are often good deals at Champion and Carrefour supermarkets on phones – you can get a basic phone plus SIM card for less than 5000 CFP.
- Local mobile-phone numbers begin with 87 or 89.
- 3G is available on Tahiti, Mo'orea, Huahine, Ra'iatea and Bora Bora.
Local SIM cards can be used in unlocked GSM-compatible phones. Other phones can be set to roaming.