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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 our (unlocked) mobile phones from the States and use local providers on a pay-as-you-go basis, which I think is fairly common. Vodacom offers monthly plans as well and I know some people who use them. Vodacom is nice because you can purchase airtime online without having to go into a store. - Oct 1, 2017
Buy a phone and SIM card and just buy data bundles as you go. You can buy data and airtime at every grocery store. - May 13, 2014
Cell phones are provided for officers. Spouses/kids can get cell phones and a "pay as you go" plan locally. Or you can bring an unlocked, quad-band phone and buy a local chip. - Aug 26, 2013
Local phone plans are expensive - I use pre-paid, which works well for my work. Coverage is good. Prices are too high, but not insane. - Oct 28, 2007