Does this mean that Ticos have no clocks in the home?

This may be a case of unexpected consequences.

The nation’s 911 service found itself inundated Tuesday with callers seeking to know the correct time.

That’s because the number that until midnight was for time checks was given to the emergency services as part of a number of changes to prepare for other companies in the telephone business.

The 911 service said it got 28,000 unnecessary calls Tuesday.

The new number for the time is 1112, they noted.

The Superintendenica de Telecomunicaciones ordered the change.

The digits 911 also will continue being an emergency number.

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