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

We brought unlocked cell phones and used the SIM cards the embassy provided. For unlimited date, it's 60 lari/month. (~$25) - Apr 10, 2017
We used unlocked iPhones and signed up for the local service. It was cheap. - Feb 14, 2017
Pay as you go with data is available and relatively cheap. There are bill paying kiosks all over, where you can top off your cards. You can certainly get by without a contract plan here. - May 1, 2016
There are lots of companies to choose from. - Jul 17, 2014
SIM cards can be purchased very inexpensively, though I use a phone provided by the embassy, on which I can make calls to the U. S. for 10 cents per minute. - Oct 31, 2011
Nope, easy to find and inexpensive. Everyone has them here. - Sep 24, 2011
GEOCELL is the most reliable company. - Apr 27, 2011
Cell phone service here is not a problem. Two different carriers with good service. - Jun 9, 2010
You can buy phones/SIMs there without too much trouble. - Oct 12, 2009
I had one from the Embassy--nobody uses voicemail which took some getting used to. Apparently if you have Magticom and your phone number starts with a "6" you can't have voicemail. Strange. You might consider purchasing a CDMA phone you like in the States, getting it unlocked, and bringing it with you. - Jan 27, 2009