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

Local providers are pretty good and cheap. WhatsApp is ubiquitous. - Nov 2019


Mobile phones service is quite inexpensive by U.S. standards. After setting up service with one of the providers (MTN and Vodafone are the big ones, and fairly equivalent, I think) you can recharge by purchasing scratch cards, by submitting payment at authorized locations, or even through the commissary. I usually buy 20 cedi ($4) scratch cards and they last me about 2 weeks each. - May 2019


Mobile phones are easy to buy, as are SIM cards and air time. People here use pay as you go top ups. MTN and Vodafone are both popular. - Apr 2018


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 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 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 2016


We have a pay-as-you-go phone with Vodafone. Good prices. - May 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 2012


Easily available here. - Aug 2011


Cell phones and minutes are inexpensive. - Jun 2011


Get a pay-as-you-go SIM card. Everyone here has a cell phone; it's a must. - Feb 2010


Pay as you go SIM cards - works fine. - Feb 2010


GSM, get one. - May 2009


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