Georgetown - 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?

I have a local phone provided by my work so I don't have any experience with this. - Jun 2022

Google Fi. This is the way. Get the unlimited data and just make your calls via Whatsapp. - Aug 2021

Use a local provider: Digicell and GTT are the two options. - Sep 2020

Embassy employees are provided with local phones during their tour. Guyana (and Suriname) are considered part of the Caribbean, so U.S. phones also work fine with roaming plans. Private local cell phone service is a pain to set up, and probably isn’t worth it if you have U.S. roaming. - Aug 2019

Most use digicell- make sure you watch them charge your phone and credits are fully there- beware of text messages that charge you for being sent to you. - Apr 2014

No personal experience, my phone was issued. - Nov 2013

The embassy issues cell phones to all officers. Spouses/older kids can easily get a pretty cheap one locally and fill it with "minutes". - Mar 2012

Two companies, not much choice in plans. Blackberries are popular here. You can also get data plans. The cell phone companies send you text messages that are advertisements for their local events including dance club openings and cricket tournaments... quite annoying. - Feb 2012

Only two companies here, GT&T and Digicel. Since 2009, the two are compatible, meaning one can call and text between them. - Feb 2010


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