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Phone calls to/from USA

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Phone calls to/from USA

I plan to buy a SIM card from the Kolbi store at the airport upon arrival. How much does the card itself cost, and how much is it per minute for calls to and from the USA?

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1. Re: Phone calls to/from USA

Incoming calls - whether they are local or from outside CR to the CR number are free to the receiver. what the caller pays depends on their plan.

Outgoing calls to the US are about equivalent to 26 cents a minute.

SIMS are very reasonable. Nit sure exactly how much the SIM itself costs - probably about equiv to $5. Depending on how much you plan to use it, probably start with about 5000 to 10000 colones credit. it is easy to recharge if you need more.

they seem to be selling something called a Tourist SIM. You probably son"t need that. There is too much credit on it and it costs more than you will need. Just say you want a regular one with some credit.

Also - ask them about the various data options and ask them to set one up for you.

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2. Re: Phone calls to/from USA

We have T-Mobil, and have used T-Mobil in CR, China and Mexico. Unlimited data and unlimited text, NOT unlimited calling. We txt'ed messages and photos to USA with no problems. We made no cell calls though.

We did use WiFi calling from phone to call USA when near a WiFi hot spot.

We opt for the flip phone some car rental outfits offer (About 10 dollars one time from the phone for the duration of the rental period in Costa Rica) to use in Costa Rica if need be.

If you need to call out of CR to home country... maybe a different story.

We would have been charged 20 cents a minute if we had to call home.

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4. Re: Phone calls to/from USA

Some hotels near the SJO airport give free world wide calls from the room, unlimited. We stayed at https://www.adventure-inn.com at the end if the trip and enjoyed it.

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