Mobile phones in Afghan

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by conco, Mar 7, 2008.

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  1. It may have been asked before and yes i know security and all that stuff, but do mobiles work in Kandaha and Bastion?
    If so what are the costs?
     
  2. About 14 days pay as I recall...! :roll:
     
  3. Don't even dream of taking a mobile phone into afghanistan, it will be more costly than you could imagine. Mobile phones are not allowed for very good reason, not just security but your own welfare and well being too.
    Have a think about it and if you still want to take one.... have a word with yourself! If that doesn't work go ask your chain of command how much calls cost from Kandahar!
     
  4. Ah! ginger suit type of costs?
     
  5. Mrs conco asked and i needed this to show her i wasnt talking sh*t to her
     
  6. If Mrs Conco wants a foreign sounding gentlemen to phone her up several times a day with unpleasant messages then fill yer boots.
     
  7. I bought a local one for emergency calls in Kabul
     
  8. I went to Iraq and some WAP company sent one of those spam texts offering lots of free porn for £2.50 (kind of takes away the idea of it being free if you pay for it!)

    I found out the hard way that with it being Iraq not the UK, they don't need a reply text, so they kept sending me these texts. Found out that it was costing me about £450 a month!

    When I phoned up Vodafone, I found out that this has happened to quite a few soldiers. The problem is that this isn't illegal in Iraq and the company is based abroad, so as long as they follow their laws and Iraqs laws, then there is nothing that can be done about it!