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Requesting passport number?

Winnipeg, Canada
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Requesting passport number?

We ordered a SIM card from Costa Rica Cellular Connection, and I realized that they are requiring my passport number to activate it.

I assume it's legit, but I just need some reassurance.


Cahuita, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Requesting passport number?

I think it is just the same as a Costa Rican would be asked for their ID number for such a transaction.

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2. Re: Requesting passport number?

Yes, no problem. Anyone who buys a SIM card has to provide an ID card number or passport number.

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3. Re: Requesting passport number?

If you were to by it in Costa Rica from ICE you would also have to supply your passport number. it is one of the requirements ICE lists for buying a SIM. I assume the CR Cellular Connection will be registering it on your behalf. So like Sara I think it is legit.

pura vida


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