Date: Monday, May 9th, 2016, 08:23
Category: iPhone, News, wireless
This is sort of nifty.
T-Mobile on Monday announced a deal with Cuban carrier Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba, S.A. (ETECSA) that will see its customers get access to voice, text and data while traveling to Cuba as well as lower rates on calls to landlines and wireless phones in the country from the US.
As of now, roughly 36.6% of Cuban-born wireless customers subscribe with T-Mobile.
Through the collaboration, customers will be able to make calls for $0.60 per minute from the US to landlines and wireless phones in Cuba via the carrier’s $15/month “Stateside International Talk” plan.
The announcement comes after a similar one by Sprint in November and both follow recent changes to US-Cuban relations implemented by the US government that allow US companies to do business in the country.
In March, President Obama announced in an interview that Google has been in talks to help bring Internet connectivity to Cuba following the newly unfrozen relations between the US and Cuba, noting that only approximately 5% of Cubans have Internet access.
T-Mobile will begin to allow its customers roaming service when traveling to Cuba beginning this summer.