Costa Rica: ICE to Buy 400.000 Mobile Phone Lines

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) will buy 400.000 GSM phone lines from Ericsson Costa Rica.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jaime Palermo, commercial director of the Institute, explained they have many 3G lines available for purchase, but clients prefer the GSM service, especially through pre-paid cards.

An article in Nacion.com noted that users prefer GSM, “because GSM devices are cheaper than their 3G counterparts”.

Previously, ICE had announced its intention of investing $17 million to improve the country’s GSM network.

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