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On Average, Each Person in Costa Rican Has Two Cellular Phone Lines, SUTEL Report

The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) reveals that each person in Costa Rica has two cell phone lines. Based on the "Estadístico del sector de telecomunicaciones" for 2017, the regulator indicated that for every 100 people in the country there are 170 cellular lines. With...

Why Are Cell Phones So Expensive In Costa Rica?

The price of a smartphone in Costa Rica can be up to double, sometimes more, of its price in the United States. Why are consumers in Costa Rica hit hard for an item that is free of import duty thanks to trade agreements?   The short...

Aló…The History Of The Telephone In Costa Rica

If you have been in Costa Rica for more than a decade you will remember the "modern" (for the time in Costa Rica) phones, before the cellular phone and today's smartphones. These phones are pretty much gone today, save for a keepsake here or there....

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, to exploding phones, even an iPhone that can get wet. Smartphones have been integral parts of our lives for nearly a decade now, but there’s still...

Costa Rica: Nice Landscape vs. Cellular Phone Coverage

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Five years after the mobile telecommunications market opened up in Costa Rica, three municipalities continue to prioritize landscape aesthetics versus the need to install structures to ensure cellular phone coverage. Moravia and Curridabat (in the province of San Jose) and...

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 Kolbi, complete with extra bundled data for social network use. The "En Todas" plans include a daily bundle with 50 MB of data plus an extra 40...

Cellular Phone Companies Use Public Roads To Set Up Shop. But Are They Legal?

(QCOSTARICA) Claro and Movistar have taken, for some time, to selling from vehicles parked on public roads and prohibited areas, starting in San Jose and now can be found in Cartago, Alajuela and other cities around the country. But are they legal? In San Jose,...

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