iPhone 5 now available in Costa Rica

December 14, 2012

Hundreds of Ticos lined up Thursday evening to get their hands on an iPhone 5, which went on sale at 10 p.m. at stores run by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), and later, at private company stores.

Movistar and Claro began selling the smartphone two hours later. Service plans were kept secret until stores opened.

ICE is offering plans that include a free phone when customers sign up for a monthly contract of ₡34,000 ($68) for the 16 GB model, or ₡40,000 ($80) a month for the 32 GB phone. Both have a minimum contract of 24 months.

Movistar announced on Friday that the iPhone 5 is available for a whopping ₡378,600 ($756) for the 16 GB model and ₡436,200 ($872) the 32 GB.

Movistar customers get the phone for free if they sign a ₡40,000 ($80) monthly plan for the 16 GB iPhone or ₡45,000 ($90) for the 32 GB model.

Claro phones start at ₡119,900 ($239) with a monthly service plan of ₡30,000 ($60) for 24 months (16 GB) and ₡177,900 ($235) for the 32 GB model.

Costa Rica is part of a group of 50 countries that began selling the popular Apple smarthphone on Friday, after it hit the market on Sept. 12 in 47 other countries.

iPhone 5 in Costa Rica

Will you buy an iPhone 5 in Costa Rica?



Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan
Honduras
827 views
Honduras
827 views

Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan

AFP - October 20, 2018

Mexican authorities on Saturday allowed dozens of women and children from the Honduran migrant caravan to pass into its territory,…

Venezuela accuses Costa Rica of ‘subordination’ to U.S.
Costa Rica
1461 views
Costa Rica
1461 views

Venezuela accuses Costa Rica of ‘subordination’ to U.S.

AFP - October 20, 2018

Venezuela criticized Costa Rica this week for expressing support for several countries that have asked the International Criminal Court (ICC)…

Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa
Changemakers
1893 views
Changemakers
1893 views

Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa

Perry Gladstone - October 20, 2018

Over the last four years, the Lifeguards of Costa Ballena have performed 240 in-water rescues, administered first aid 100 times…