Costa Rica Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview

Overview

Billing Type: MT   Presently unavailable.

Subscriptions: No

Shared Price Points:

Dedicated Price Points:

Approvals/Fees Required: No

Country Info

Population: 4,857,274

Subscribers: 7,100,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 40%

Average Individual Income: $6,810

VAT Rate: 13%

Withholding Tax: 0% - 5% - 10%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
ICE 1,700,000 100%

Regulations

Technology

Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: No

Premium MT SMS: Yes

WAP Billing: No

Direct Operator Billing: No

MSISDN Forwarding: No

IVR Billing: Yes

Number Lookup (HLR): Yes

VSIM/Longcode: Yes

Bulk SMS: Yes

Push Messaging: Yes

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes   Excludes Movistar.

Numeric sender ID: Yes   Excludes Movistar.

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes   Excludes Movistar.

Shortcode sender ID: Yes   Excludes Movistar.

Sender IDs filtered: No

Handset Delivery reports: Yes

SMSC Delivery report: No

Binary: Yes

Concatenated Messages: Yes

Character Encoding: Yes   Full SMPP v3.4

Character Sets Supported: Yes   0×00(Default GSM encoding), 0×01(US-ASCII), 0×02(Binary), 0×03(ISO8859-1-Latin-1), 0×04(Binary), 0×08(UCS2/UTF-16BE)

Submit_multi: Yes

Maximum validity periods: 48 hours   Which is the recommended value.

Traffic type exclusions?: No exclusions other than no illegal services or content.