Cuba-US Companies, Phones & Internet

Manzanillo, Cuba.  Photo: Caridad
Manzanillo, Cuba. Photo: Caridad

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 21 – Writing for a publication called the Global Post, Nick Miroff provides readers with an excellent account of the history and current status of business relations between US mobile phone companies and Internet providers and Cuba.

“For years, U.S. mobile phone companies and internet providers have been banned from doing business with Cuba, further isolating one of the least-connected countries in the hemisphere.

“When the Obama administration loosened those restrictions earlier this year, it looked like a tech surge was in store for the communist-ruled island.  But after months of silence, Cuba seems to be saying no thanks.

“Other outstanding trade and legal grievances need to be resolved before American telecommunications companies are granted access, a Cuban telecom official said Saturday, in a statement that appeared to rebuff one of the Obama administration’s key Cuba policy initiatives.”

To read the full article click on Cuba: No deal with US telecoms



2 thoughts on “Cuba-US Companies, Phones & Internet

  • Sure – try to continue to keep the island isolated. How much longer do they (Castros) think they will get away with it?

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  • Owners of cell phones in Cuba will want to check out the US “”donotcall.gov” website that blocks commercial calls.
    I don’t know if this applies to Cuban phones, but on Nov.1st all U.S. cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.
    YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS. Even if the message is saved on your phone, you will be charged for the minutes to listen to it.
    To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It takes only a minute of your time and blocks these calls for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone you want to have blocked.

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