Can I use my cell phone in Costa Rica?
Yes, at present several phone companies from the US, Canada and Great Britain and many other countries all over the world do have roaming contracts with the local telephone provider ICE. If you have closed a contract with one of the providers mentioned below and if your cell phone has the specifications (bandwidth) specified in the table below, your phone will also work in Costa Rica. Please ask your local provider for further details such as conditions and rates.
COUNTRY Provider Band Width Mhz
United States AT&T Mobility GSM 850
United States AT&T Mobility 3G 850 / 1900
United States Cincinnati Bell Wireless GSM 1900
United States SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc (SunCom AT&T – Knoxville) GSM 1900
United States SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc (SunCom AT&T – Atlanta) GSM 1900
United States SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc (SunCom AT&T – Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenvill) GSM 1900
United States T-Mobile USA, Inc GSM 1900
Canada Rogers Wireless Inc. GSM 850 / 1900
Canada Microcell Telecommunications Inc (Fido) GSM 1900
United Kingdom T-Mobile (UK) Limited GSM 1800
United Kingdom T-Mobile (UK) Limited 3G 2100
Other countries > http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/roa_cric.shtml
The information given above is currnet and can change on a daily basis.
In order to find out whether your cell phone provider disposes of a contract with the local Costa Rican phone provider ICE please check the following website: http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo/roa_cric.shtml
Please check with your provider for rates, as costs range from $1.50 per minute to $3.20