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

There are many cheap options. Bring an unlocked iPhone and you are good to go. - Sep 2, 2016
Get one. Email isn't a thing with the locals or schools. They like phone calls, text messages, and Whats App - Jun 9, 2015
I brought and use my iPhone 5. For 1GB per month plan with ENTEL, it's US$7 plus text and minutes. I normally pay about US$11 per month total. - Apr 6, 2015
Blackberries are usually provided to all Embassy officers, pay as you go cell phones and service are reasonable to purchase for family members. The Embassy uses Entel, more popular are TIGO and VIVA. You can get sim cards and service for any unlocked phone. - Jan 1, 2014
It is easy to get one when you arrive. - Jun 22, 2013
The embassy provides Blackberries to all employees, ENTEL for spouses. - Jul 20, 2012
Local company ENTEL or Embassy will provide a phone to employees. - Feb 9, 2012
The embassy provides most employees. Cheap prepaid options exist for family members. - May 27, 2011
Bring your unlocked cell phone. - May 26, 2011
We have cell phones here, you can purchase a monthly plan, or just buy the minutes for your phone. Simple phones are better, i-phones tend to get stolen. - Mar 14, 2011
Use calling cards. - Aug 25, 2010
It's good to have one, and they aren't expensive. - Aug 21, 2009