ICE (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, the state-owned sole telecommunications provider in Costa Rica)
issued a press release earlier today announcing the proposed migration to the new numbering plan. When implemented sometime next year, all fixed (residential/commercial) phone numbers nationwide will be preceded by a 2.
In addition, all mobile phone numbers (currently starting with either a 3 or an 8) will be preceded by an 8, according to ICE. However, their filing
with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) says these numbers will be preceded by a 3 (thus setting 4XXX-XXXX through 9XXX-XXXX aside for future expansion), and that implementation is actually scheduled for 2009.
|Quoting LTU932 (Reply 40):|
IMO they should rather introduce area codes like in Germany and the U.S.
Wouldn't that be too complicated for, say, a farmer trying to use a pay phone in San Pablo de Turrubares
? BTW, this rather isolated, pintoresque/laid-back town (no ATM, no gas station) is right under the approach path to SJO
's rwy 07.
Entre el fuerte y el débil, la libertad oprime. Sólo la ley libera.