The approximate rate for cell phone contracts in Panama is around US $30 a month. This amount includes limited mobile data, 100 minutes of calls within Panama, and the monthly payment for the cell phone unit. You can get the newest smartphones within these postpaid plans. If you want to make a call outside of Panama, that would cost extra.
Here in Panama, we have four companies that offer the strongest services in the market- Telefonica, Movistar, Claro, and Digicel. The cell phone coverage in Panama is very good, but then again, if you are in the middle of the mountains, the coverage may not be that good. In most areas where people live and where there are more houses, these companies are always expanding their coverage.