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

I went with a local provider, Viva Cell. I bought a smartphone outright for ~250 USD and pay about 15 USD/month for service. Local cafes and restaurants have free WiFi, you just need to ask the passphrase. This will help keep your data usage under the cap. - Mar 27, 2017
We can get cell phone plans through the commissary, or get pay as you go SIMs directly from the companies. Coverage is good in Yerevan and throughout the country. - Oct 15, 2014
You can purchase one here. They work everywhere in Armenia. - Sep 19, 2011
Everyone has a cell phone. Useful for convenience, though probably not critical for security; Yerevan is very safe. - Oct 14, 2009
All Embassy personnel are issued cell phones. Spouses and others on the general market may find a variety of phones and plans to meet any need. The two vendors in this area are ArmenTel, the state run telephone company, and Viva Cell. I understand a third vendor is entering the cell phone arena. - Jul 26, 2008
Get a SIM from either Armentel or Vivacell and work with them to get the best packages. We always choose"pay-as-you-go" because we can control costs that way. - Jan 9, 2008