San Jose - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

Movistar, Claro, and Kolbi are all good and cheap options. - Sep 2020

Use the one provided by the office, you can also get for kids or yourself a sim card and prepay on the card. Just go to a grocery store. - Jul 2018

Local providers are available and easy to get. Cell phone service and quality is spotty. - Dec 2016

Cell phone service is OK though pricey. - Feb 2016

Over the past few years it's gotten easier to get a local cell phone and number. Service quality is spotty with data plans improving. - Apr 2014

They have several companies. I use a prepaid plan, which is cheap, but I don't make many calls. - Jun 2013

There is only one company you can get a cell phone from, ICE. - Aug 2011

Foreigners can't get a line without a bona fide residency permit. - Jul 2008

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