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How to Call the Bahamas from the US

Calling the Bahamas can be a tiresome affair, with all the calling card scams out there to sift through and the even greater number of phone plans.

We can help you simplify all that so you can call the Bahamas easily and affordably, but right now let’s take a look at our “How to Call the Bahamas” guide below:

To call Bahamas from the US, just follow these dialing instructions.

Since the Bahamas are part of the NANP, or North American Numbering Plan, you don’t have to dial the US exit code, 011.

  • Dial 1, the Bahamas country code.
  • Next dial 242, the Bahamas area code.
  • Then dial the 7-digit phone number.

EX: 1 + 242 + XXX + XXXX

Need more help with how to call the Bahamas? When dialing a cell phone in the Bahamas, the first three numbers after the area code can be 357, 359, 457 or 557.

What’s the cheapest way to call the Bahamas?

A lot of outfits out there promise cheap calls to the Bahamas. Price is just one factor to consider, though. Ease of use and reliability are just as important. Vonage World® can provide you with all three!

Throw out your Bahamas phone cards and reach landlines and cell phones with Vonage World. It’s so easy, it’s almost shocking. Once you sign up for a Vonage account, you’ll pay a low monthly fee and we’ll send you the Vonage Box™. While there’s really no such thing as free calls to the Bahamas, the Vonage Box is your ticket to Bahamas VoIP calls, which is the next best thing. Once you receive the box, just hook it into a high-speed Internet connection, and right away you can call the Bahamas from the USA to landlines or cell phones at a truly affordable per-minute rate. And with Vonage Extensions®, you’ll enjoy that same super low per-minute calling rate not just on your main Vonage line but on a second phone, even a mobile! Your first Extension line is free and will provide you with the same great call quality and affordable service as your main line.

Call your mama in the Bahamas.

Your mom misses you. How could she not? You visit whenever you can, but it’s never enough for either of you. She wants to be able to call you more often. Vonage World can help. What if we told you calling the US from the Bahamas could be just as low cost as calling the Bahamas from the USA? Even free? It’s possible! All you have to do is sign your mom up for the same plan you already have. Again, we’ll send you a Vonage Box¹. Then you just mail it off to Mom, or whomever it is in the Bahamas you wish to speak to the most, and they can then reach you when it’s convenient for them! All calls between two different Vonage customers can be made at no cost. You don’t even have to worry about the per-minute rates anymore!

Stop looking for Bahamas calling cards and learn how to call the Bahamas from the USA with Vonage World.

Are there any international calling apps?

Absolutely! And the answer is another great Vonage service, Vonage Mobile®, our new worldwide texting and calling app. Download it for free (and use it for free) on your Android™ phone or your iPhone®. All calls and texts between app users are free of charge. Check out our site for more info!

¹You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.