iPhone 5 launch in Costa Rica sees popular consumer interest
December 14th, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) A large crowd waited outside the Kolbi store at Multiplaza Escazu last night, hoping to get their hands on the new iPhone 5 through a number of plans now offered by the National Electricity Institute (ICE) with its launch of the iPhone 5.
Martin Vindas, General Manager for ICE, explained that the company offers various plans for consumers looking to upgrade to the iPhone 5, based on data speeds and storage capacity of the phone, as well as several options of payment.
“We are offering plans that can be financed with monthly payments that range between 14,000 colons and 40,000 colons, depending on the included minutes and the capacity of the phone,” he said.
However, not only ICE is offering plans for the iPhone 5, as Movistar and Claro also have some interesting options.
“The phone is free with our ‘XL’ and ‘L’ plans, and it can also be acquired prepaid at a cost of 378,000 colons (approximately $750). The ‘L’ plan includes 1,000 minutes, 500 free minutes to a favorite number, 1,500 text messages, 2 megabits per second (Mbps) data, and a monthly rate of 45,000 colons (about $90),” said Matias Senoran from Movistar.
Zaida Placida from Claro explained that in Claro stores, the iPhone5 can be purchased as part of a contract for 119,000 colons ($240) for the 16GB model, 177,900 colons ($355) for the 32GB model and 235,000 colons ($470) for the 64GB.
Among other new features, the new iPhone 5 has a larger screen than its predecessors.
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