Internet & Communications
To call French Polynesia from your home country, dial your international access code (011 from the US; 00 from the UK, Ireland, or New Zealand; and 0011 from Australia), followed by French Polynesia's country code 689, and the 8-digit local number. To make international calls from within French Polynesia, first dial 00, then the country code (U.S. or Canada 1, U.K. 44, Australia 61, New Zealand 64), followed by the area code and phone number.
French Polynesia uses GSM technology. Check with your wireless company before traveling to see if you have a GSM phone. If so, you may be able to use it in the islands if your home provider has an international roaming agreement with the mobile network Vini or Vodafone. In addition, you may always rent a phone or buy a local SIM card from once you arrive. You may also purchase a phone or SIM card duty free from Air Tahiti Nui on the plane or online before your departure.
Most all of the resorts have free WIFI. However, there are some resorts who still charge for this service. If you don’t have your own laptop or tablet, most resorts have business centers.