COSTA RICA NEWS — Fourteen companies have registered to provide a service that up until now has been dominated by the state telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), operating 97% of basic telephone lines.
Crhoy.com reports that “… The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) established a maximum date as high for operators to start providing the number portability service for landlines (fixed home or office phones), which is a right of the users.”
“… The service will be provided by the developer El Corte Ingles. Operators must perform port the number in a maximum of five days, once requirements have been submitted by the applicant.”
The process of changing over to another operator should be as simple as filing a request for the change. The El Corte Ingles currently provides number portability for the three cellular phone operators.