Riga - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Local plans are cheap, and roaming is free in the EU. Lots of options available, and takes all of 10 minutes to get set up with a local contract that can be paid by credit card. - Mar 2022

Cheap and widely available. You can buy a SIM for about 10 euro, unlimited data is about 15 euro a month per line. - Jul 2017

Many people here use local providers for their smartphones. We kept our U.S. T-mobile Simple Choice international plan (unlimited texting and data; free calling when connected to Wifi; 20 cents/min. when not) and I bought a cheap Nokia to use for local phone calls and texting. I pay 5 EUR a month for my local mobile phone service. - Sep 2016

I recommend reading the literature about the small but still uncertain risk that holding a small radiation transmitter near your brain for several minutes or hours a day could cause long-term damage. But they're not really optional in Latvia. - Jul 2010

Good service and plenty of pre-paid SIM cards are available for GSM phones for as little as 1 Ls (1 Ls = US$0.47). - Aug 2008

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