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Telephone

Jamaica’s country code is 876. To call Jamaica from the US, dial 1-876 + the seven-digit local number. From elsewhere, dial your country’s international dialing code, then 876 and the local number.

For calls within the same parish in Jamaica, just dial the local number. Between parishes, dial 1 + the local number. We have included only the seven-digit local number in Jamaica listings.

Mobile Phones

You can bring your own cell phone into Jamaica (GSM or CDMA). Be aware of hefty roaming charges or buy a local SIM card.

Further Information

If your phone is unlocked, buy a local SIM card from one of the two local cell-phone operators, Digicel (www.digiceljamaica.com) or Flow (www.discoverflow/jamaica), or you can buy a cheap handset. You'll need to bring ID to buy either. SIM cards are free – ask for the best current offers, usually from around J$500 for calls plus data. Prepaid top-up cards are sold in denominations from JS$50 to J$1000, and you’ll find them at many gas stations and grocery stores.