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

Sim cards are cheap and sold everywhere. Phone plans can be purchased with data. - Jul 23, 2014
SIM cards are cheap and you have many options for mobile companies. - Oct 24, 2013
No recommendations. You just need an unlocked phone that you can put a local sim card into. - Apr 12, 2012
Got mine locally (pay as you go), and it was fine. Phone cards can be purchased almost anywhere, including from guys on the side of the road. - Aug 3, 2011
Coverage is sometimes poor and spotty. Be warned. - Jul 16, 2010