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

No recommendations. I still have my US phone and simply receive texts while I'm connected to my wifi at home. The three main phone companies here seem to be Airtel, MTN, and Vodafone. - Aug 4, 2017
There are a few choices, Vodafone and MTN seem to be the most popular and are very cheap, pay as you go. Data is also extremely inexpensive. - Apr 6, 2017
Data is cheap, so you can get a local cell phone and pay less than $10 a month for data/cell coverage. Calls to the USA are also cheap. - Aug 11, 2016
We have a pay-as-you-go phone with Vodafone. Good prices. - May 4, 2014
They are cheap and easy to get. If you are not issued one, you can get one on the local market fairly easily. - Apr 24, 2012
Easily available here. - Aug 9, 2011
Cell phones and minutes are inexpensive. - Jun 11, 2011
Get a pay-as-you-go SIM card. Everyone here has a cell phone; it's a must. - Feb 24, 2010
Pay as you go SIM cards - works fine. - Feb 5, 2010
GSM, get one. - May 24, 2009