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Mobile Phones in Egypt


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  • Added on: May 9th, 2011
Just wondering what is the best thing to do about a mobile phone in Egypt. I have been told to either;
1. Take a phone with Mobile Roaming. It's supposed to be expensive to text/SMS/call within Egypt but all your problems are solved?
2. Take a Tri-Band Phone and buy a Sim Card in Egypt.
3. Purchase a Cheap Prepaid Phone in Egypt.

I am not very phone savvy and just want a phone that I can use to make texts/SMS within Egypt and also be able to ring/text home to Australia without too much cost. A prepaid phone would be preferable.

Can someone please help me with suggestions? What is the easiest and least expensive way to go?


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  • Added on: June 7th, 2011
I can't advise you of the other options because I took the first one in '09. If you limit the calls to essential ones only it is not that bad. Do you understand Arabic? If you don't buying a local sim card will give you more headaches than roaming.

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