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Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

Embassy will provide a phone. Use your phone's 3G when the internet goes out -- it is usually fairly good. - Jun 9, 2016
Never used them because the Embassy gives us phones, but there are several local carriers. However, they only have 2G here. They keep saying they'll upgrade to 3G, but I wouldn't hold my breath until it happens. - Mar 15, 2014
Embassy provides cell phones. - Oct 25, 2013
American non-GSM cell phones likely will not roam here, though many from Europe likely will. - Dec 18, 2011
There were 4 operators in Algeria. They all seemed to be OK. We just used our own Nokia mobiles and were given a SIM card on arrival which were very cheap to purchase. - Sep 23, 2008
There is a local company called Djezzy. - Mar 4, 2008
Make sure you have one. - Mar 3, 2008
Nope, they're all the same. - Feb 25, 2008