Yes and no. But this is a good thing! As mentioned earlier, we will equip you with a prepaid SIM card to remove the headache of high cell phone bills and take one less thing off your To Do list. In the mountains, coverage is spotty at best. During our second week of the journey, you will likely have access to a signal every other day. We encourage you to download WhatsApp as your primary method of communication for the peeps back home.