Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?
The Embassy provides phones to employees and spouses. I kept free texting on my US phone for friends and family, and I use the local phone only for local friends. - Jun 2016
Get both Digicel and B-Mobile, so if one network is down, you have the other. Digicel is cheaper, but not everyone has it. You can get dual sim card phones for under $300 in PNG, but beware of fakes that don't work; try them out or get one in Australia. - Jun 2008