The telephone system in Tahiti is very good and easy to use. There are many public phones booths throughout the islands. They are operated with phone cards (telecarte) that can be purchased at the airport coffee shop, some magazine stands, gift shops, and of course at the post office. Please note that many hotels charge very high rates for long distance calls to the US and Canada. Hotel long distance rates can be as high as $14/minute. If you want to use your phone, it must be compatible with the GSM 900 Mhz network. Call your provider to find out. For more information, visit the VINI web site: