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

Local providers are reasonably good and cheap. I pay about $5-7 a month for my phone plan. Bring an unlocked smart phone from your country if you can, but be careful about the power here as it can ruin electronic batteries. - May 2, 2017
Bring an unlocked phone and get a local sim. Very easy and cheap. - Oct 24, 2016
Just buy a cheap local phone and use it until it gets stolen. Keep an eye out in the Phnom Penh Post for the latest calling promotion. - May 18, 2015
My husband had an unlocked I-phone and bought top-up cards available at almost any street corner vendor. - Feb 13, 2015
Bring an unlocked cell phone and you can get a sim card here (have your housekeeper do it, otherwise you will need to bring your passport). You can get phones here but they are all knock-offs at the same price as U.S. equivalents. - Aug 13, 2013
Cheap and easy to get a SIM card, with tons of companies to choose from. If you have a smartphone, unlimited data plans only run about $5 a month. Much cheaper than back home! Coverage is decent in most places, but there are significant holes in remote areas, and 3G is only available in PP and the bigger provincial capitals. - Jan 16, 2012
Top-up cards available. - Aug 6, 2011
If you work for the U.S. Embassy, you will be provided with one. Otherwise you can buy a sim card locally. Cambodian cell phone service is surprisingly good and inexpensive. - Oct 9, 2010
Mobitel is the most common, a bit more expensive, but with poor customer service. Others have less coverage. You are likely to be issued a phone. All services are cheaper than the U.S. if you choose your plan correctly. You buy your phone and service seperately; you own the phone. Lots of phones available. Local services use GSM 900 and 1800. Buy a triple band (adds GSM 1900) if you want to use it in the U.S. - Feb 27, 2008