According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code for Antigua and Barbuda is 268. It is located in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), and is one of the Caribbean island countries that use the NANP system. The 268 code is used to make calls within Antigua and Barbuda, as well as making international calls to and from other countries in the NANP system. The country has two main landlines operators, Digicel and FLOW, both of which offer competitive rates for local, regional, and international calls. In addition to landlines, there are several mobile networks in Antigua and Barbuda such as Lime (formerly LIME), Digicel, FLOW, AT&T Mobility, Bmobile (formerly C&W), Cubacel (Cuban roaming partner) and BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation). Customers can purchase prepaid sim cards from any of these providers in order to make calls to local numbers or international numbers within the NANP system. All of these networks offer competitive rates for both local and international calls. For those who need to make international calls from Antigua and Barbuda outside of the NANP system, there are several third-party service providers that offer competitive rates on making such calls. These include International Call Cards (ICC), which allow customers to purchase calling minutes at a discounted rate; World Phone Card International Calling Services; VoIP services such as Skype; prepaid calling cards; or through VoIP apps like Viber or Whatsapp. Antigua and Barbuda is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth II as the Head of State. The government is based on the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy, in which members of the Cabinet are responsible to Parliament. The unicameral Parliament consists of seventeen members, elected for five-year terms by universal adult suffrage. The Prime Minister is the leader of the majority party in Parliament and is appointed by the Governor-General. Executive power rests with the Cabinet, led by the Prime Minister. The Governor-General has limited reserve powers such as granting pardons and assenting to bills passed by Parliament. Judicial power rests with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, headed by a Chief Justice appointed by Her Majesty’s Government on recommendation from Antigua and Barbuda’s government. This court has jurisdiction over eight other Caribbean countries that form part of its appellate court system, including Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent & Grenadines. Antigua and Barbuda also follows an independent foreign policy within its means; it has diplomatic relationships with over 30 countries worldwide and belongs to numerous international organizations including CARICOM (Caribbean Community) and WTO (World Trade Organization). PROEXCHANGERATES: Features public policy of Antigua and Barbuda.