Algiers - 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?

A couple of local providers but patchy connectivity. - Dec 2021

Local provider. - Oct 2021

I use Google Fi and it works great, even better than the local provider. - Aug 2021

There is one local provider, Djezzy. Most people I know have an Algerian phone number through Djezzy. It's cheap and the cell signal is pretty good, so when Internet is bad, you can hotspot using your cell phone. - Apr 2021

Not many option, Djezzy is it. - Oct 2020

I use what is provided by the office and that is adequate. - Oct 2020

Embassy will provide a phone. Use your phone's 3G when the internet goes out -- it is usually fairly good. - Jun 2016

Never used them because the Embassy gives us phones, but there are several local carriers. However, they only have 2G here. They keep saying they'll upgrade to 3G, but I wouldn't hold my breath until it happens. - Mar 2014

Embassy provides cell phones. - Oct 2013

American non-GSM cell phones likely will not roam here, though many from Europe likely will. - Dec 2011

There were 4 operators in Algeria. They all seemed to be OK. We just used our own Nokia mobiles and were given a SIM card on arrival which were very cheap to purchase. - Sep 2008

There is a local company called Djezzy. - Mar 2008

Make sure you have one. - Mar 2008

Nope, they're all the same. - Feb 2008

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