Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?
There are currently three providers, and a fourth, affiliated with Orange was recently approved. You can buy smart phones here, but they are a bit expensive (but some cases less than US) and most likely won't be the latest models. - Apr 2019
Cell phones are provided by the embassy, but there are tons of guys on the side of the road selling SIM cards if you need an extra one. My nanny brought an unlocked phone and I got her a sim card from a guy on the corner. - May 2016
I had one issued by the Embassy, so I don't know anything about local phones. They do sell the cards there - all over the streets. - Dec 2015
You will need to buy a SIM card when you arrive. - Apr 2014
They are all cheap and easy to buy. - Aug 2011
It is easy to obtain and to purchase minutes. Three different companies. - Dec 2009