In late 2018, the Bermuda Tourism Authority rolled a program that offers free WiFi for one hour at such sites as The Visitor Services Centers in the Royal Naval Dockyard, the City of Hamilton, and St. George’s; the Hamilton Ferry Terminal; the Hamilton Bus Terminal; and the St. George’s Ferry Dock at Penno’s Wharf. The network to connect to is called “BERMUDAWiFi.” You'll be kicked off after 60 minutes, but can get back on by simply going through the registration again. Additionally, the public library in the City of Hamilton, which is adjacent to the Bermuda Historical Society Museum, offers five computer stations where you can get free internet access for 30 minutes with a photo I.D. Washington Mall, L.F. Wade International Airport and most accommodations in Bermuda also have free WiFi.
The three letters that define much of the world's wireless capabilities are GSM (Global System for Mobiles), a big seamless network that makes for easy cross-border cellphone use in dozens of countries, including Bermuda.
The best cellphone connections in Bermuda are arranged through rangeRoamer (www.rangeroamer.com), which provides short-term cellphone service for travelers to Bermuda. You can purchase a Bermuda-compatible worldphone, rent a phone in Bermuda, or in some cases use your own cellphone while traveling on island.
You can use your own phone if it uses GSM, if it is "world capable" (dual band international), or "unlocked" to accept any SIM card from another carrier. GSM phones have a SIM card slot, which lets you put the rangeRoamer SIM card in it. All phones from AT&T and T-mobile have this slot, but only 4 percent of phones from Verizon or Sprint do.
Incoming calls to Bermuda cost around $2 a minute; calls from Bermuda to the U.S. are charged $3 a minute by most services.
To call Bermuda:
1. Dial the international access code: 00 from the U.K., Ireland, or New Zealand; or 0011 from Australia. From North America, no international access code is necessary; just dial 1.
2. Dial country code 441.
3. Dial the local number.
To make international calls: To make international calls from Bermuda to North America, simply dial 1. For countries besides the U.S. and Canada, first dial 00 and then the country code (U.K. 44, Ireland 353, Australia 61, New Zealand 64). Next, dial the city or area code and local number.
For directory assistance: Dial 411 if you're looking for a number inside Bermuda, and dial 0 for numbers to all other countries.
For operator assistance: If you need operator assistance in making a call, dial 0.
Toll-free numbers: There are no toll-free numbers in Bermuda. Calling an 800 or 888 number in North America from Bermuda costs the same as an overseas call.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.