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

Embassy provides. - Oct 2, 2017
Not much choice here. Just an embassy phone with no email, no internet---just an expensive call/text plan. - Jan 2, 2016
There is a single state-run provider. No choices. All the U.S. mission officers and spouses are assigned a cell phone and pay for non-work calls. - May 4, 2014
Post issues one- your smartphone just became a very small tablet with no data access. - Aug 14, 2013
Cuban SIM cards are increasingly cheaper, though calls remain expensive. At the time of writing, residents can purchase a SIM card for $30-40 from the sole state-owned supplier, ETECSA. - Jul 9, 2011