15. Telephone and fax
The country code for New Caledonia is 687. To make an international call, dial 00 + country code followed by the number of the person being called. Phone cards are available in the post office and in certain shops.
The electricity supply is 220 volts 50Hz (i.e. cycles) AC. Most power points in homes are European (2 or 3 pin, round), as are all electrical appliances on sale in Noumea. Plugs and sockets are the same as those used in France. Most 240 volt appliances, except television sets, operate satisfactorily in Noumea, although adapter plugs need to be purchased for appliances coming from Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific islands.