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

I had an Embassy-provided phone which was good enough. I also had a personal phone I used when I travelled. voice and data plans are available. - Jun 2019


I use a local provider through my work. The quality is good. - Jul 2018


I did use a local provider but don't any longer. Since we cannot visit any local retail establishments, it would be impossible to sign up for a local provider nowadays. Since the Embassy provides mobile phones to all staff, there isn't any need, anyway. - Apr 2017


Bring an unlocked phone and buy a local pay-as-you-go SIM card, which costs around $10-12/month. - Jun 2016


Bring an unlocked phone and get a SIM card. - May 2016


Cheap and easy. - Jun 2015


Cheap and available here. I brought unlocked phone. Long distance is very cheap, for example 1 hour call to U.S. is about US$5.00. - Sep 2014


Get one when you arrive. The service and selection is decent. - Aug 2014


If you don't have a blackberry, bring an unlocked phone. Good data and a lot of talk/texting will run you about 1,000tk (US$12.50)/month - Jul 2014


Embassy provides for its staff. You can buy a pre-paid or post-paid plan with Grameenphone. Data plans are inexpensive but slow. There is no 3G yet - we're still on EDGE. - Aug 2013


Embassy-provided. - Apr 2013


Grameen phone, cheap and easy. We brought an ATT phone with unlocked codes and bought a sim card here. Have only refilled once in a year. - Aug 2011


Cheap domestically. Not sure about international. - Jun 2011


The embassy gives you one, but you might want to get your own for personal use. They're essentially the same price as in the states, though minutes are cheaper. - Feb 2011


Grameenphone is better than Banglalink because of better connections. - Jan 2011


Grameen Phone offers great service throughout the country and is quite inexpensive, even for international calls and texting. - Oct 2010


They are cheap here. Do not bring one from USA. - Apr 2010


Embassy personnel get them; it is very important to have a cell phone with you at all times. Grameen Phone seems to have the best coverage. - Oct 2009


Get one. - Aug 2009


Get one. They are cheap and coverage is great. - Mar 2009


Very cheap. Most people buy cellphones and then just do the "pay as you go" option. - Oct 2008


Get one. They are cheap. - Mar 2008


Get one. There are several major companies - I haven't heard anything special about any one way or the other. - Feb 2008


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