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

Cheap service, many choices. We've been happy. - May 17, 2016
Local plans are great and cheap. - Dec 18, 2014
Local providers. - Nov 23, 2014
We use MTel and are very happy with it. For two cell phones + unlimited data, we pay 42 lev/month. (20 euros) - Aug 16, 2014
There are three companies and they are all pretty bad and pretty expensive. Their customer service is terrible. Most people have M-Tel, which is owned by Vodafone. More people are switching to Globul, owned by a Greek company. - Jun 3, 2011
Not other than that I seem to have a lot of difficulty with the Bulgarian ones. They are always breaking on me, but that's my personal experience. And customer service is not too efficient. Right now, they still have my phone and it's been a month, repairing it... - Oct 30, 2009
M-Tel, Globul and Vivatel are the biggest companies. I recommend buying an unlocked cell phone and buying a GSM card and using pre-paid cards. - Feb 9, 2008