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


New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More