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

We got SIM cards at the gas station. They worked fine for our entire tour. - Sep 27, 2017
I used a USG phone. My wife used a prepaid cellphone. Any iPhones will have to be jail-breaked. - Jan 28, 2017
No clue. I use a work-provided phone. - Aug 14, 2016
No issues with cell phones. - Feb 1, 2016
Can be purchased or service signed up for at the base. Two different providers, both which offer no-penalty cancellation with advance notice of several months and your orders. - Dec 9, 2015
Get an unlocked phone and a pre-paid SIM, way cheaper than signing a contract. I have service through, and pay only ~15-20 Euros/month for data and a basic call plan. - Jun 27, 2014
I use my work one so no. Every European carrier is here though: from T Mobile to O2. - Mar 30, 2014
A cell phone is provided by the Consulate. - Nov 7, 2013
Get a local phone with prepaid cards. - Apr 4, 2012
Everything is available. - Mar 4, 2012
My office provides me with one, so I don't have much experience with the matter. The rules and regulations seem to be complicated, but you may be able to get out of your personal contract if you have orders. - Oct 3, 2011
Cell phone plans are very expensive here. You can get a sim card with minutes on it, though. - Jul 15, 2010
I had a cheap, pay as you go phone. Everything's available. - Jul 7, 2008
If bringing one to post, make sure it's one of those with a sim card. They are available. - Feb 23, 2008
Wide available and not too expensive - we buy time cards since we don't use ours constantly. - Jan 4, 2008