Aló…The History Of The Telephone In Costa Rica

If you have been in Costa Rica for more than a decade you will remember the “modern” (for the time in Costa Rica) phones, before the cellular phone and today’s smartphones.
These phones are pretty much gone today, save for a keepsake here or there. However, I still believe that somewhere, in some corner of the country, someone is still using a rotary home phone somewhere.
This manual operator switchboard belonged to the United Fruit Company, which in 1902 installed the first cordless telephone in Puerto Limón. With this, it developed its own international system of telecommunications. (Melissa Fernández)
It used to take a long time to get a home phone, years in most cases, can’t imagine it is easy for some to give that up.
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