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Thursday 20 July 2017

Costa Rica Mobile Subscribers Up 10.5% To 8.3 Million in 2016

  Q COSTA RICA - Mobile telephony subscribers in Costa Rica rose 10.5% to 8.33 million in 2016, an...

iPhone 8’s purported design leaked in new images

  Q TECH (BGR) Looking for fresh iPhone 8 leaks? Good, because we just happen to have more pictures...

Smartphone addiction’ seems to only be getting stronger

QTECH - When was the last time you were in a restaurant or at the mall and everyone...

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Now In Costa Rica

Q TECH - Released in March 2017, the Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus (a month later),...

Samsung Galasy S8 Available In Costa Rica

Q TECH - The Samsung Galaxy S8 Android smartphone has arrived in Costa Rica and is available at...

What’s Behind Phantom Cellphone Buzzes?

RICO’S JOURNAL – If this has never happened to you, you know that feeling your cellular phone is...

Costa Rica’s Mobile Telehone Operators Have One Minute To Answer Customer Service Calls

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's mobile operators have six months to improve their customer service department response...

Nokia Returns Life To The 3310

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Dumb phones are cheaper, sturdier and have longer-lasting batteries. And they are making a...

Is Apple Working On A Foldable iPhone?

iphone 8 conceptApple’s iPhone 8 won’t be the first smartphone out there to feature a curved display, but...

The Best Mobile Phone You Can Buy

(From The Verge) It’s been a wild year in the smartphone world, we’ve seen everything from modular phones,...

Competition in Telecommunications Is Being Put to Public Consult

(QCOSTARICA) If the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) - Superintendency of Telecommunications -  proposal is approved, starting in December...

End Of An Era: BlackBerry Will No Longer Make Its Own Phones

QTECH (CNN) It's the end of an era for BlackBerry. The Canadian multinational, famous for making cellphones with...

Kolbi launches social network-focused plans

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica's state-owned operator ICE has launched a series of new prepay plans under its mobile brand...

More People Prefer To Change Their Smartphone Less Often

(QTECH) When was the last time you updated, that is got a new smartphone? Me, I got a...

Costa Ricans Talk Less On The Mobile Phones, But Use More Data

QCOSTARICA - Mobile (cellular) phone users in Costa Rica talked less by phone but almost doubled data consumption...

Costa Rica Enables Stolen Phones Online Check (UPDATED)

QTECH - You just found a great deal on that smartphone you've had your heart on. What a...

Xiaomi Smartphones Now Available in Costa Rica

QTECH - Looking for a new smartphone and on a budget? Xiaomi may be your choice, with its...

Costa Rica’s Mobile Telephony Penetration Reaches 156%

QCOSTARICA - In the past decade, Costa Rica has seen an increase in the mobile telephony penetration rate,...

Remember Nokia? Brand Returns to Smartphone Market

QTECH - The Nokia brand is set to return to mobile phones, two years after the Finnish company...

Movistar Costa Rica Now Serving Its Customers Via Whatsapp

QCOSTARICA - Movistar has become the first mobile operator in Costa Rica to offer assistance through the popular...

Nokia Will Be Making A Comeback In 2016?

QTECH - Nokia, which dominated the market until the launch of the iPhone in 2007, wants to make...

‘Nos Importa Costa Rica’ Campaign Aims To Combat Cellular Phone Theft

QCOSTARICA | Costa Rica's mobile operators Claro, ICE (Kolbi) and Telefonica (Movistar), together with the country’s telecoms regulator...

Consumers Hold On To Their Cellular Phones For Longer

Q24N - For the first time the same proportion of phone owners have SIM-only deals as use pay...

Things To Know About The New iPhone

QCOSTARICA TECH - It's that time of year again when Apple unveils its latest phone. This will be...

ICE Upgrades Kolbi Customers To 4G For Free

(qCOSTARICA) On Wednesday, the state-owned telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), announced that customers may experiences internet...

Costa Rica’s Telecom Market Maturing

(QCOSTARICA) The country's telecommunications market has begun a process of maturing after five years of ending the monopoly...

Say Goodbye To Roaming

(QCOSTARICA) Claro was the first, then followed by Movistar, to remove the mobile telephony barriers in Central America,...

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Now Available in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA TECH - The Samsung Galaxy Flat S6 and S6 Samsung Galaxy Edge, the two versions of one...

Claro Eliminates Roaming Charges in Central America

Claro postpaid (monthly billed) customers can now use their cell phones throughout Central America, making calls, surfing the...

Tired Of Pushing Buttons? Turn The Rotary

Feeling nostalgic? Or just tired of pushing buttons? Turn the rotary such as the classic telephones from the...

ICE Mobile Plans Offer Top Value to Costa Rica Consumers

QCOSTARICA (Press Release) -Tarifica, a leading telecommunications pricing research firm, has announced the latest Tarifica Score™ measure of...

Almost 35.000 Have Already Registered Their Prepaid Cell Phone Line

QCOSTARICA - Starting as voluntary system, on March 1, it became mandatory for all active users of prepaid...

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Is Deckard a Replicant?

TSGMAX - Whether you like it or not, a new Blade Runner is coming, as Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi classic gets a follow-up. Blade Runner...

Costa Rica’s Judicial Workers On Indefinite Strike!

Judicial workers are on an indefinite strike, upset that legislators refused to use a union proposal as a basis for reforming the Pension and...

Autoparts in Central America A US$1 Billion Market

In 2016, the Central America region imported close to US$1.043 billion worth of spare and replacement vehicle parts, 8% more than in 2015. Figures from...

U.S. Remittances To Costa RicaUp In First Quarter of 2017

According to data published by the Banco Central (Central Bank), as part of the quarterly balance of payments (which records Costa Rica's transactions with...

Sutel Was (Finally) Able To Award Blocks of Radio Spectrum Frequencies

Costa Rica's Superintendency of Telecommunications, the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) said it awarded the 70 MHz of spectrum to Mexico's America Movil (Claro) and...

Costa Rica To Face U.S. In Gold Cup Semifinals After With Panama

Costa Rica beat Panama 1-0 in Wednesday's quarter-finals Gold Cup play, courtesy of an own goal - 'autogol in Spanish' - by Anibal Godoy, ...

Elena Correa Officially Crowned Miss Costa Rica 2017

"I am proud to be her boyfriend," were the words of businessman Carlos Rodriguez on Elena Correa who was officially crowned Miss Costa Rica...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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