Can I Bring My Cellphone?: Basic Training Q&A

PVT Davis says recruits are allowed to bring cell phones to Basic Combat Training. However, recruits are only allowed to use them with the Drill Sergeant's permission.

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Hi, I'm Private Davis in basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. I have a question to answer on my paper here, it's from Matthew in Searcy, Arkansas, the question is; "Are you allowed to take a cell phone with you?"

Yes, you are, but once you get to basic you have a limited time to use the phone, whenever the drill sergeants allow you to.

You cannot use it whenever your feel as you please. They will take it from you initially once you get here, but yes, you can bring your cell phone; that's good.