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The only teleco provider in the Cook Islands is Bluesky Cook Islands Ltd. International calls to NZ cost NZ$5.00 for talk up to 1 hour duration, and extra 40 cents connection fee applies. Calls to Australia, USA, Canada, UK cost NZ$10 for talk up to 1 hour, plus an additional connection fee. Cheapest option to make overseas calls is to purchase a Kia Orana phone-card from Telecom, or convenience stores.
Beware of the cost of using credit card telephones in the Cook Islands. When using these phones you have to follow a menu system which asks you to type in your credit card details and then dial the number you are trying to reach. At no time are you told the cost of the call and it isn't printed on the phone, so you'll only find out when your credit card bill comes in...
Other Bluesky services, include sales of SIM cards, topups and data packages, as well as mobile phones and equipment at their three retail outlets. Internet cafes and WIFI hotspots can be found around Rarotonga. The Bluesky internet bureau at the main office is open from 7:00am until 11:00pm 7 days per week. Bluesky Teleshop located at CITC shopping centre in Avarua is open from 8:00am 'til 4:00pm Monday to Friday with early closing at 1:00pm Saturdays . Bluesky is open in Muri from Monday to Friday with limited hours available on the weekend. There is a Bluesky sales desk located within the arrivals terminal at the international airport, and a booth available every Saturday morning at Punanga Nui market in Avarua. WiFi cards, Kokanet cards and Bluesky topups/data packs are also sold at a number of retail outlets around Rarotonga.
Rarotonga Bluesky Hotspots.
There are over 150 public Wifi public access points located around Rarotonga. Here is a list of hotspots - www.bluesky.co.ck.
Note that some accommodators are connected to Zenbu, and will sell guests a Zenbu voucher for their private internet access.
Aitutaki Bluesky Hot Spots
Arutanga - (Post office, Maina Traders, TNM Limited), Ureia - (Judan Store, Rino's), Amuri - (TK's Cafe (airport), Amuri Guest House, Seaside Lodges, Aquila Rentals, Aitutaki Cafe), Anaunga - ( Paradise Cove, Aitutaki Escape, Aitutaki Beach Villas, Aretai Beach Villas), Ootu - ( Ranginui Retreat, Aitutaki Village, Koru Cafe), Vaipae - Neibaa Trading, Tautu - Gina's Garden Lodges, Nikaupara - Reef Motel