Can I use my ATM Card on
my Bahamas Vacation ?
Most of the larger islands have ATMs located in airport terminals, branch
banks, most casinos, the larger hotels and other convenient locations. Most machines dispense
local currency. Machines in casinos and at Rawson Square in Nassau
dispense U.S. dollars.
When will the Banks be
open on my vacation ?
Banking hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30
a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Most automatic teller machines (ATMs) are open
24 hours. Queries relating to banking regulations may be addressed to the
Bank Supervision Department, Central Bank of The Bahamas, P.O. Box N-4868,
Nassau, Bahamas, or call 242-322-2193.
Can I call home using my
cell phone from the Bahamas ?
The Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation (BaTelCo) has automatic roaming
agreements with cellular carriers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
BaTelCo's roaming partners include Aliant Cellular, Ameritech Cellular,
BCTEL Mobility, Bell Mobility, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, BellSouth
Mobility, Blue Ridge Cellular, Cantel, Cellular Holding, Cellular One Bay
Area Cellular, Cellular One of Illinois, Cellular One of Southwest
Florida, Comcast Cellular, Crowley Cellular, Dansbury Cellular,
Pioneer/Enid Cellular, MT&T Mobile, NBTel Mobility, Radiofone, 360°
Communications, Telcel, TELUS Mobility U.S. Cellular and Western Wireless.
If your home carrier has a
roaming agreement with BaTelCo and your cellular number is active in The
Islands Of The Bahamas, you can enjoy cellular service. Simply ensure that
your phone is switched to system B and dial away!
To place a call, dial 7
digits for local calls and 10 digits for calls to the United States
To receive a call, the
caller must dial BaTelCo's access code (242-359-7626), wait for the
second dial tone and dial the roamer's cellular number including the
Billing is a breeze ...
There are no activation fees for Roaming in The Bahamas and you will be
billed via your home carrier at a rate of $3.00 per day and $0.99 per
minute (plus toll charges for long distance calls).
Note: Roaming agreements are
subject to change without notice. Additionally, a carrier may have a
Roaming agreement with BaTelCo but opt to disallow Roaming in The Bahamas
for some of their markets.