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Cell phone rental in Liberia/Guanacaste

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Cell phone rental in Liberia/Guanacaste

Has anyone had experience with WHY NOT PHONES cell phone rental? Are there any carriers who have better coverage and customer service than others?

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1. Re: Cell phone rental in Liberia/Guanacaste

There is only one carrier in Costa Rica -- ICE -- which is the electric and phone company, period.

I have never heard of Why Not Phones cell phone rental.

If you bring your unlocked cell phone from home, you can buy a SIM card that will work in your phone. It is called "Prepago" and you can buy one at the ICE office in Liberia.

You can buy one of these SIM cards at the airport in San Jose but I don't think they sell them at the Liberia airport.

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2. Re: Cell phone rental in Liberia/Guanacaste

Depending on how long you are going to be in Costa Rica, it may be cheaper for you to buy a phone and buy a SIM card. We purchased a phone off of dealextreme.com a few years ago for a trip out of the country and we have been using it on trips ever since. We just used it for our trip to Costa Rica and it worked like a champ. Just make sure that it supports the network band that you need. They have phones from 40 on. You can figure a SIM card will run you @ 20 depending on how many minutes you want. Maybe more, maybe less. Just a thought.

Edited: 26 October 2010, 14:04
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3. Re: Cell phone rental in Liberia/Guanacaste

SIM cards from ICE go from 2500 colones up. You can buy the card that most suits your phone usage. It is easy to "refill" your card - you can do this at many places and even online.

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