Cuba’s State Telecom Monopoly Inks Deal with T-Mobile

T-mobileHAVANA TIMES — Cuba’s only telecommunications company, ETECSA, signed agreements with T-Mobile that will benefit US customers using voice traffic, texting and data transmission, the two companies announced on Monday.

Once the set up period including tests are concluded, T-Mobile USA customers will be able to use their mobile phones on the network of ETECSA on the island.

According to a report in PC magazine, “T-Mobile Simple Choice customers who add the company’s $15 monthly Stateside International Talk feature will be able to call landlines and wireless phones in Cuba from the US for $0.60 per minute — 65 percent less than you’d pay today. The deal also lets T-Mobile users make calls, text, and use data while traveling in Cuba, starting this summer.”

Washington-based T-Mobile USA, provides global communications services.

4 thoughts on “Cuba’s State Telecom Monopoly Inks Deal with T-Mobile

  • It’s still illegal for a US corporations to do business with members of the Castro family. Not that the Obama administration is much interested in following the law when they have a foreign policy objective to pursue.

  • RAFIN is a short hand for RAúl -FIdel Negocios. Interesting, isn’t it?

  • Great news and hopefully laterals over to Cuban citizens, that’s where the change will originate from.

  • ETECSA must be making a lot of money. Must be nice to be RAFIN SA with a 27% cut. Funny how ETECSA which requires reliable transport for its operatives, uses Peugeot cars and vans, not Chinese Geelys.

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