The Costa Rican Institute expects to sell 300,000 cell lines in the second half of December, taking advantage of the commercial explosion of Christmas.
Thus, the ICE is going to sell these lines 15 days earlier as they thought it was in their schedule. This is because originally they stated that 300,000 cell lines would be on the street for sale until January 2008.
The information was confirmed yesterday by Claudio Bermudez, assistant manager of the Telecommunications Institute.
Elbert Duran, spokesman of the ICE press, said that to date, there are more than 25,000 users on the waiting list, all eager for a new cellular service.
But if what you want is to join this list the new lines, you can register by calling 115 or going to any agency throughout the country. To register you need to give your name and phone number.
When the new connections are available, officials of the Customer Service of the ICE will called the clients to come and active the cellular device.
This day they must come with the phone loaded to the ICE and pay a deposit of ¢ 12,500. In addition, bring the original and the photocopy of the purchase invoice of the phone, a photocopy of your identity card and any bill of public services with the direction of the user.
In the contrast, if you are not interested in a line of GSM technology, you can wait to the second half of 2008, when the ICE pulls up the sale of one million of the third-generation technology cell lines.
A difference to the current GSM network, the third generation telephony transmits more data’s in a higher speed. In addition, you can use the phone to record, store and send video and audio files, make videoconferencing and check the email on the Internet.
The 300,000 lines GSM will be made available for sale in December. The Electricity institute purchased them with the Ericsson signature in $ 65 million (¢33,800 million).
They ensured that the new services will transmit text messages faster and a best customer service.
This new technology will help the development of the country and of people in hand with the outside world.