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

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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