Managua - Post Report Question and Answers

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

The same Claro and Tigo that do internet also do phones. It's a contentious rivalry, to the point where some businesses have two lines (one each) so customers don't have to pay extra to call a number owned by the other company. Most people just use WhatsApp for voice and text. My husband has a Google Fi plan that works perfectly. - Dec 2021

There are two main phone companies: Movistar and Claro. Most people buy a local sim card, as data plans are very cheap. - Jun 2020

You just buy one and purchase minutes as you go. - Mar 2012

Two major cell phone operators. Claro has better coverage than Movistar in the rural areas. The prepaid cards are a good option at $20 and avoid any customer service problems. A cell is a must for security reasons. - Apr 2009

Enitel has the better coverage and everyone in Nicaragua has a cell phone. - Feb 2008

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