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Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

Bring an unlocked phone and purchase a local SIM card. It's a pay as you go plan and really, super cheap compared to the US. $10 usually lasts me all month. - Mar 5, 2017
You can bring one or buy one here. - Jul 4, 2015
Several friends have brought i-Phones without any problems. Bring your unlocked phone because they are VERY expensive here. That said, the cell phone plans are all pre-paid and cost $.04 per text and $.12 per minute. Several friends have brought i-Phones without any problems. Bring your unlocked phone because they are VERY expensive here. That said, the cell phone plans are all pre-paid and cost $.04 per text and $.12 per minute. - Jan 29, 2013
Azercell or Bakcell are the two common company providers we mostly use here. If bringing phone from US bring a simple phone -- No iPhones etc. - Dec 22, 2011
Everyone has one - the embassy issues employees cell phones. Stores selling them are all over town. - Sep 9, 2010
Buy a prepaid card here. Cheap and easy to get. - Aug 21, 2010
Very cheap here. - Oct 1, 2009
Make sure you have an unlocked one and you will be able to purchase a sim card and use it here. US$28 will get you about 90 min. worth of talk time. - Nov 5, 2008
You should carry a cell phone. The embassy provides phones for employees. Spouses will need to purchase a phone and SIM card. Minutes can be easily purchased. - Sep 29, 2008
Everyone has one. Azerbaijanis don't leave messages, so most expats just get used to texting. - Sep 9, 2008