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

Work provides us with phones on local lines. You can keep your cell too, get a local sim card so you have a work cell/personal cell. for whatever reason, everyone loves to use WhatsApp here so get on the bandwagon if you haven't already. - Sep 3, 2017
Bring an unlocked one from the USA. You can buy cheap Chinese phones locally if our want. - Sep 9, 2014
Bring an unlocked phone for family members, employees get a phone and blackberry. People put their SIMs in iphones and other smart phones. - Jun 19, 2014
You can find cell phones everywhere. Everyone has one. - Aug 12, 2013
Cell phone is provided by the embassy, but you pay for personal calls. - Sep 16, 2010