Costa Rica: Amnet to Offer IP Telephony

The company is awaiting authorities to assign the numbers in order to begin marketing.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Raul Ibanez, manager of Amnet Costa Rica, said that for international calls the company promises improved rates and for calls between Amnet residential users the price will be minimal.

"With this new service we want to consolidate our leadership in the country by being the first company to offer three services: broadband internet, digital television and telephone " Ibanez told Nacion.com.



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