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Costa Rica is the country with the most cell lines per inhabitant in the world

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is the country with the highest number of active cell lines per inhabitant in the world according to the most recent data from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and presented by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) in its State of...

Tourist Sues ICE ¢120 Million For Exploding Cell Phone

An Argentine tourist sued Costa Rica state telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), for the damages suffered by exploiting a cell phone that she claims was purchased from the operator's Kölbi brand store. The complaint was filed last Friday by Sonia Leyla Riobo, a...

Feeling Ignored For Being On Your Cell Phone? You Are Not Alone.

The cellular phone has become an essential part of life. So much so that 90% of users have it close by, less than a meter away, all the time. In fact, according to the study released by CCK Centroamerica up to half of users...

Argentina And Chile First In LatAm To Install Sidewalk Traffic Lights

Q24N - A number of cities around the globe are installing traffic lights in pavements to prevent accidents caused by pedestrians distracted by their smartphones. In Latin America, Argentina and Chile are the first with the “in-ground traffic-light technology”, which will shines red to indicate...

Nokia Returns Life To The 3310

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Dumb phones are cheaper, sturdier and have longer-lasting batteries. And they are making a nostalgic return. Remember the Motorola DynaTAC? Dumb phones seemed doomed to disappear with the arrival of smartphones, after all, they only served to make calls. If you were around...

ICE Increases Cellular Phone Rates

QCOSTARICA - State owned ICE announced a 17.6% increase in prepaid per minute cell phone rates offered under the Kolbi brand. Prepaid cellular phone customers now will be paying ¢40 colones per minute for voice calls, compared to the previous rate of ¢34 colones per...

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 web and sending text messages, all at local cost. The local rate does not apply to pre-paid. The countries in the Claro network are Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras,...

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 cell phone lines to register their number in a central database. According to the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones - SUTEL), the registration was created to...

ICE Looking To Boost Mobile Service Revenue With People Locator App

COSTA RICA TECH NEWS - State mobile operator Kölbi launched a new service for its clients who want to discover where their cellular phone contacts are, as long as they authorize it. Using a mobile app for Android devices (no word when it will be...


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