Costa Rica News – Before taking out a cell phone plan that claims a high speed, you will want to check if the company can deliver.
ICE reaches 41.6% of the speed while Movistar gets to 65.5$ and Claro to 72.5%. All of these are violating the contracts they are offering to customers and being paid good money for.
This information was revealed in a study by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel). The 3G network should get to 3 Megabits per second (Mbps). Kolbi reaches just 1.2 Mbps.
Failure depends on the area where the user is. Consult mapas.sutel.go.cr for a map of true coverage in order to make an informed decision before signing a contract.
Try not to pay for more speed than has been demonstrated to be available.
Additional information to consider from the study is that ICE offers the best voice quality and Claro the best rate of successful calls.