September 17th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Instituto Costarricense de Electridad (ICE)’s Kolbi mobile division has launched new plans for prepaid 3G Internet customers, which became available yesterday.
The plans are: Dia Conecta with a cost of ¢100 which includes a 60 MB data cap at a speed of 1 Mbps; Dia Navega with a cost of ¢250 which includes a 150 MB data cap at a speed of 1 Mbps; Dia Descarga with a cost of ¢500 which includes a 350 MB data cap and a speed of 2 Mbps. There is also a monthly plan, Mes Descarga with a cost of ¢9,000 colones and a data cap of 4,000 MB (4 Gigabytes) and a speed of 2 Mbps.
The new plans can be activated by sending a text message to 6060 with the word Conecta, Navega, Descarga or Mes.
Last month, both ICE Kolbi and Movistar announced that they would put an end to unlimited Internet for prepaid 3G customers and move to a model based on data consumption.
Movistar last month also announced a number of new plans for its prepaid customers, including a weekly plan for ¢ 2,500 which includes 1 GB of download, and a monthly plan for ¢ 9,000 which will offer 3 GB of download. Both of these plans offer a speed of 2 MB.
The move by Kolbi and Movistar took many by surprise last month, especially those living in areas without the availability of traditional DSL or Cable-based Internet service, many of which depend on 3G service as their primary Internet connections.