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Cell Phones in CR?

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Cell Phones in CR?

I read somewhere that you can buy prepaid SIM cards at the airport in San Jose - so long as you have an unlocked quad band cell phone

Any truth to this?

Thanks

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1. Re: Cell Phones in CR?

Yes it is true!

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2. Re: Cell Phones in CR?

Any idea on how much the cards cost? I have a quad phone from when we went to Brazil, so it would be great if I could just throw a sim card in it.

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3. Re: Cell Phones in CR?

You can buy as much air time as you want, we recently bought $10 dollars worth and it lasted us almost a month in Costa Rica, and we even called the US a few times. Is possible to ad more minutes if you want.

Edited: 17 May 2010, 03:53
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4. Re: Cell Phones in CR?

So if I just buy an unlocked quad band cell phone and the sim card, will the phone work without having a service contract or service?

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Do they sell them at the Liberia airport too? If not anywhere else I can pick one up? Thanks.

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6. Re: Cell Phones in CR?

Yes, bring an unlocked phone, buy sim card at ICE booth at airport for a desire minutes in air time, you'll get a phone number that you can use in CR and to call outside the country, very inexpensive.

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7. Re: Cell Phones in CR?

They do not sell them at the airport in Liberia which is a lot smaller and simpler than the airport in San Jose. It is possible that you can get one of these cards at the ICE office in Liberia.

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