Personal Phones in Afghanistan?

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I wanted to get my boyfriend a present before he goes to Afghanistan, I was thinking a Sat phone would be a good idea.

Are you allowed to take personal phones with you on tour in Afghanistan? (don't want to spend money and find he's not allowed to take it!)

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waiting said:
I wanted to get my boyfriend a present before he goes to Afghanistan, I was thinking a Sat phone would be a good idea.

Are you allowed to take personal phones with you on tour in Afghanistan? (don't want to spend money and find he's not allowed to take it!)

Thanks
x
No, personal 'phones of any sort are not allowed on Op HERRICK. There are good and sensible reasons for this, mainly to do with casualty notification - but also, and nearly as important, in order to stop journo trolls from wheedling info out of Soldiers and their families.

He'll probably have reasonably good internet access, and welfare 'phones are (apart from in some of the FOBs) pretty easy to use as well. Whether he'll be able to call at a regualr time, or at one that's convenient for you, is another matter entirely :)

I'd suggest getting him a decent pen, so he can write to you using the free Bluey system. It's much nicer to get a letter - and you can keep them as well, my Missus keeps those I sent (probably for use in legal proceedings, knowing her).
 
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waiting said:
I wanted to get my boyfriend a present before he goes to Afghanistan, I was thinking a Sat phone would be a good idea.

Are you allowed to take personal phones with you on tour in Afghanistan? (don't want to spend money and find he's not allowed to take it!)

Thanks
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Dammit, for future reference, all questions about what to do with your boyfriend need to be directed to the NAAFI bar.
 
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waiting said:
I wanted to get my boyfriend a present before he goes to Afghanistan, I was thinking a Sat phone would be a good idea.

Are you allowed to take personal phones with you on tour in Afghanistan? (don't want to spend money and find he's not allowed to take it!)

Thanks
x
Just buy him a wii and a wii fit ,So that in his spare time he can exercise and when he gets home he will be super fit just for you . :)
 
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