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Upon arrival, getting service for your cell phone is vital and allows you to stay connected. The choice of service preferred by many is the pre-paid option.

Providers:  Zain, Batelco, Viva

Pre-pay option:

•       Allows you to purchase a large number of minutes to use within the month.

•       Add minutes at most grocery and convenience stores and SADAD payment kiosks. 

What to bring to set up a cell phone plan:

•       Passport

•       Military ID

•       Unlocked or dual-SIM phone

Apps to communicate internationally for free:

•       Skype

•       Facebook Messenger

•       WhatsApp

•       Facetime

•       Signal

Be sure to switch your phone to airplane mode prior to signing up for local service to avoid unexpected charges.

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