Mobile phones are extremely popular in Mozambique and the coverage is quite good. Cell phones are easy to purchase, and setting up a SIM card and airtime is even easier. SIM cards must be bought from official stores - but airtime can be bought from any vendor on the street.
Major providers in Mozambique are listed below.
Most people do not buy cell phone contracts. Rather, they opt for the pay as you go system. Airtime vendors for all major carriers can be found virtually anywhere. You can purchase airtime for a wide range of prices, and you then load the time onto your phone directly. This is definitely the cheapest option, but it does require you to purchase airtime credit regularly.
Loading airtime on your phone will give you access to both calls and internet data.
Contracts can be established easily with local providers. Often, it just requires a short visit to a retail shop. Some packages include preferable rates for long distance phone calls and higher internet usage.
There are some basic points you need to consider for choosing the right deal.