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New Caledonia Mobile phones

3G and 4G Mobile Phones in New Caledonia

To use your existing phone in New Caledonia you will need:

1. An UNLOCKED Android or IPhone smart phone, tablet, WiFi modem or USB key.

2. The smartphone, tablet or USB key must have the following bands (frequencies)

4G Lte Bands 3 (1800MHz), 7 (2600MHz - just one station in Noumea), 20 (800MHz)

3G WCDMA Bands 1 (2100MHz H-IMT best coverage), 8 (900 MHz E-GSM) (Normal for Australia, New Zealand and Europe - not for US or Japanese phones).

If you want to make sure your phone will work in New Caledonia (providing it is unlocked) visit http://willmyphonework.net/

The phone or tablet or WiFi hotspot has to be unlocked or you won't be able to use it in New Caledonia.

Some American or Japanese mobile phones won't work here. Only ulocked phones will work (of course) so if you bought your phone from a telecom or mobile service - anywhere - you will probably have a phone locked to their service and you can forget about using it in New Caledonia except on roaming. Some services, like Vodaphone, will unlock your phone or modem for a fee but you need to do it while still in the country where the phone is registered. They can't change the frequencies, however.

You can buy a phone in Noumea for a reasonable price and get a "Liberte" mobile pay in advance card at the same time but you'll do better to buy an unlocked Android smart phone with the correct frequencies from eBay or one of the big online discount stores before you leave.

Mobile Phone Coverage in New Caledonia

The 3G and4G network covers all of New Caledonia, the Loyalty Islands and Isle des Pins. However, there are some areas where the signal fades or does not work at all. You can pretty much depend on coverage where there is a sizable village or town, and there are many remote areas that have line-of-sight to an antenna.

Click Here for the OPT 3G and 4G coverage map.

The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia gives you the actual mobile phone reception in every anchorage and along the coastline so you won't have to guess about coverage.

When cruising close along the east coast of Grande Terre the signal appears and vanishes as you pass villages and towns. However we have had reasonable reception in anchorages as much as 27 nautical miles from the nearest antenna and the system is expanding rapidly.

Roaming - Don't do it.

Most countries - and mobile phone providers - have a roaming agreement that works in New Caledonia - You REALLY do not want to use data on your mobile while roaming here.

Roaming data costs in New Caledonia are shocking - up to $15,000 for 1 GB of upload/download traffic.

Pay in Advance SIM card

The Carte Liberte "pay in advance" service is the best deal for using your mobile phone in New Caledonia. There are numerous providers in Noumea that can quickly and easily fit your unlocked 900/2100 3G phone with a New Caledonia SIM card. The pack costs about 6000 cfp for the sim card, set up and 3000 cfp in call credits.

Our cruising guide shows you where the dealers are located and how to set up your phone to get an Internet connection at reasonable cost. Order our cruising guide now and be prepared.

If you already have our guide visit our Google + page for the latest information on how to get data in New Caledonia.

 


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IF YOU ARE IN NOUMEA

Call Richard 87 95 63 to purchase the guide directly from the author or purchase the guide from Chloe at Yacht Agent Noumea Ocean Services- her phone number, email and location are on the Noumea Ocean website.

Cruising Guide to New Caledonia DVD

Order the 2017 Cruising Guide to New Caledonia on DVD

Includes the companion Activity and Travel Guide.
Works on Windows (XP or later) and MacIntosh (OSX 10.7 or later).

This is an excellent gift for someone who plans on cruising, chartering, surfing, kayaking or diving in New Caledonia.

There is an extra charge to mail the DVD to an address that is not your billing address and they cannot be mailed to a mid-Pacific Island address, like Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga or Samoa.

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Mailed to your Billing Address

Euro €125.00.

Mailed to a Transient Address

Euro €145.00.

DVD nautical guides to New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Special 4 Guide set:

Cruising and Travel Guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia

If you are also planning to cruise Vanuatu, we have a special offer for all 4 guides that includes the New Caledonia cruising and tourism guides plus the latest Nautical Rocket Guide to Vanuatu and it's companion Travel Guide to Vanuatu.

There is an extra charge to mail the DVD to an address that is not your billing address and they cannot be mailed to a mid-Pacific Island address, like Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga or Samoa.

Mailed to your Billing Address

Euro €210.00.

Mailed to a Transient Address

Euro €220.00.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDES

If you have a good fast Internet connection you can download your guides now.

After payment you will be transferred to a page with installation instructions and download links..

At the same time you will also be sent a receipt for your purchase and a separate email with the links plus detailed installation and activation instructions. You need that email to get the download and activation instructions and access to the online activation center so if you don't see it in your inbox check your spam box.

The links are only valid 48 hours so be ready to do the big downloads within 48 hours before making payment. You HAVE to use a download manager because these are big files.
We recommend Freedownloadmanager.org

The downloader assures the download will be uncorrupted. Many people who do not use a download manager have problems and waste their time and mine with download issues. In the end they use a download manager program and have no problem. So do it right the first time, please, the download manager program does not cost anything and will greatly speed up the download for you.

Windows Download New Caledonia

Requires XP or later

Installation file for the cruising guide is 386MB and the companion Activity and Travel Guide 481MB - Euro €125.00.

Mac Download New Caledonia

Requires Mac OSX 10.7 to OSX 10.10.2

Installation file for the guide is 403MB and the companion Activity and Travel Guide 561MB - Euro €125.00.

Windows Download
Vanuatu + New Caledonia

Requires Windows XP or later

Installation files for the 4 guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia are 220MB, 480MB, 386MB, 481MB - Euro 210.00

Mac Download
Vanuatu + New Caledonia

Requires Mac OSX 10.7 to OSX 10.10.2

Installation files for the 4 guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia are 225MB, 494MB , 403MB, 561MB - Euro 210.00