Messaging in Costa Rica

High-quality SMS delivery to Costa Rica and multichannel business messages routing to Whatsapp,
Viber and RCS with low prices and exceptional Messaggio platform capacity.

Message pricing
  • SMS from € 0.01430
  • Viber from € 0.01130
  • WhatsApp from € 0.05840
  • RCS price on request
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Costa Rica on the world map

Country info

Country info
CapitalSan Jose
San Jose timezoneGMT-6
Current time27/03 16:45
Currency₡ (CRC)
Population5 058 007
Country info
Country codeCR
Calling code+506
Mobile number portability, MNPNo
Mobile country code, MCC712
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Major mobile carriers in Costa Rica

Check the best prices on business messaging for Kolbi ICE, Claro, Movistar and other carriers in Costa Rica

MCCMNCMCCMNCCarrierOther names
71201Bulk and OTP SMS on Kolbi ICE via MessaggioKolbi ICE
7120271202Bulk and OTP SMS on Kolbi ICE via MessaggioKolbi ICE

7120371203Bulk and OTP SMS on Claro via MessaggioClaro
7120471204Bulk and OTP SMS on Movistar via MessaggioMovistar
7122071220Bulk and OTP SMS on Fullmovil via MessaggioFullmovil

MCCMNC in Costa Rica

There is only one MVNO (Mobile virtual network operator) in Costa Rica. Virtual operators might either obtain dedicated MCCMNC code, or just a white-label from some of the carriers.

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71201, 71203, 71204, 71220

  • 2FA (Two factors authentification)
  • OTP (One time password)
  • A2P (Application to persons)
  • P2A (Persons to application)
  • RBM (Rich business messaging)

MVNO Mobile virtual network operators in Costa Rica

MCCMNCMCCMNCMVNOOther namesBase network
712Bulk and OTP SMS on Cabletica via MessaggioCabletica

Bulk and OTP SMS on Kolbi ICE via MessaggioKolbi ICE

MVNO is an addition to a regular telecom operator, which is a different on the same physical network.

The biggest difference between the different MVNOs is that they don’t have their own dedicated base stations, cell towers, or transmitters.

There are 2 different types of MVNOs: independent networks with their own network code and call routing, or a network with only a base operator SIM card with a different design.

MVNOs have their own autonomous network for sending shorter messages (including RCS and SMS), and utilize their operator’s parent network.

Users usually don’t understand the difference between MVNO and the main operator brands – they just compare the rates.

MVNO tariffs are very profitable locally, but even more expensive are the roaming tariffs that are pricier than the parent operator.

MVNOs also change brands a lot, and in the column of the “Other Names” table you’ll see the prior names of the virtual operator (if there are any).

Sometimes the operator purchases a MVNO company based solely on its network. They then merge their own brand with this new one they’ve purchased. When this happens, the MVNO no longer exists as a separator operator, and a brand-new entry is added to the MCCMNC networks that the operator has.

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How to send messages in Costa Rica


Create account

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Register a Sender name

Choose a Sender name for SMS channel, usually it's a website address or brand

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Launch SMS messaging

Create an SMS campaign in Messaggio Dashboard, setup plugin or integrate an API

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Plugins & Modules

Easy integration without code! Try business messaging plugins for popular CRM, website and online shop management systems.

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