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?

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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