Local Costa Rica Phone Numbers

Use VoIP with a Costa Rica virtual phone number among other options

  • You can use any combination of software and/or devices with your local Costa Rica phone number
  • 1. Forward the Costa Rica FlyNumber to any regular phone number

  • Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
  • No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
  • Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system

  • This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • It's $14.95 a month + the price of the Costa Rica phone number (shown top of page)
  • If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
  • IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
  • Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
  • Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • More info on our cloud phone system

  • 3. Set the Costa Rica virtual phone number directly to VoIP

  • Core FlyNumber feature - set the Costa Rica phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
  • Your Costa Rica FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
  • There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
  • More info on call forwarding

  • Buy a Costa Rica virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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    1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

    2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

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    3.) Configuration Options

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    The history behind Costa Rican phone numbers

    The history of Costa Rica phone numbers can be traced back to the early 20th century, when the country's first telephone lines were installed. The first telephone exchange was established in San Jose in 1884 by the Costa Rican Telephone Company, which was later acquired by the International Telephone and Telegraph Company (ITT).

    In the early days of telephony in Costa Rica, phone numbers consisted of a single digit followed by four or five digits. These numbers were assigned to individual subscribers, and calls were manually routed through the telephone exchange by operators.

    As telephony technology evolved, the length of phone numbers in Costa Rica increased to seven digits in the 1960s and to eight digits in the 1990s. In 2008, the country's telecommunications regulator, the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL), introduced a new dialing plan that added a digit to all phone numbers in the country, making them nine digits long.

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    Technical info on Costa Rica phone numbers

    Costa Rica phone numbers have a unique format that consists of 8 digits, with no area or city codes. The first digit of the phone number indicates the type of service, with numbers starting with 2 representing landlines and those starting with 8 or 9 representing mobile phones. The second digit indicates the geographic area of the service provider.

    The remaining digits are assigned to the subscriber's phone number. It's worth noting that when making a call to Costa Rica from abroad, the country code +506 must be dialed before the 8-digit phone number. Costa Rica's telecommunications industry is regulated by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SUTEL), which oversees the allocation and management of phone numbers in the country.

    The FlyNumber Forum - Topics tagged Costa-rica

    Text Messages in Costa Rica

    Nov 25, 2018

    Can my account be updated or modified to receive text messages in Costa Rica

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    How long to activate number in Costa-Rica

    Oct 02, 2015

    Hi, I just order a number for Costa-Rica, submitted the whole documentation and the payment have been done through Pay Pal (Ref # 122137 & Ref # 122136) but still say pending. How much time is needed before getting the local number?

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