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

Unlocked so you can get the local carriers. - May 20, 2016
readily avaiable with cheap credit. - Dec 30, 2014
The embassy issues cell phones. - Sep 6, 2009
There are several companies providing cell coverage here. It is fairly good. There are no landlines to people's homes, so we rely heavily on cell phones for communication. - May 20, 2009
The cell phone companies are oversubscribed so dropped calls and lack of service are common. Text messages generally go through, so you will learn to make that your primary means of communication. - Mar 26, 2008