It seems that nearly everyone in Lima has a cellular phone. They are fairly inexpensive and widely advertised. A recent newspaper article noted that there is an increasing number of cellular phones across Peru. Nearly 60 percent of the citizens in Lima have a cellular phone. (That includes children!) Yet, less than 9 percent of Peru's residents have a traditional land-line phone.
These cellular phones are actually a help to us on visitiation. Often when we meet someone in the street or park they will give us their cell number. We keep track of all the numbers and use them to track down people for follow-up. It seems we have a modern tool for old-fashioned visitation!