ICE to offer celular lines with telephone in Costa Rica

The immanent opening of the telecommunications market has led the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to design a strategy to compete with multinational companies that arrive in the country.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The state institute plans to meet the challenge by offering the same services as their competitors even before they arrive.
To do this, it is putting together promotional packages that include the sale of celular telephones of the latest generation at a very low cost.
The packages will be on offer early next year, says Pedro Pablo Quirós, executive president of ICE.

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