Costa Rica/Internet Access

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Hola! Tucker!

Howz internet access?  How common is wi-fi?   How popular are smart phones (does it make sense to have an iPhone if I relocate there?)

Mucho Gracias!

Answer
Good internet access even in smaller towns like Fortuna, Jaco, etc. 4LTE pretty common.  Three carriers... ICE (government operated phone co.), CLARO and MOVISTAR -- ICE has broadest coverage but some remote areas have better CLARO or MOVISTAR.  Easy to buy prepaid SIM cards... only size available is the original large SIM, so cell phones with mini-sims do require card cutting (if buying from a cell phone store they will cut for you; if buying at the airport then possibly not).
Be SURE you have an UNLOCKED cell phone if you intend to use Cost Rica SIM. If using your AT&T, Sprint etc. phone the roaming charges are very costly.

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Tucker Comstock

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Can answer any questions about Costa Rica from perspective of a resident - weather, driving times/distances, things to see and things to avoid, what you should be nervous about and what is really not a problem, except in your head. I have lots of experience with government regulation, banking, property ownership, legal structures, insurance issues, employing people.

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Resident of Costa Rica. Operating a business in Costa Rica sine 1991. Designer and publisher of technical information on Costa Rica travel. Experienced world traveler, so have grasp of travel standards required by many types of people

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OUTSIDE Magazine, BALLOONING Journal,

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Bachelors degree, University of Colorado Masters, University of Michigan Commercial balloon pilot (flown balloons in 20 countries)

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