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This article was published on May 10, 2016

T-Mobile becomes third US carrier to allow roaming in Cuba

T-Mobile becomes third US carrier to allow roaming in Cuba
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President Obama’s administration has made large strides towards opening up relations with Cuba, and mobile phone carriers are taking advantage. T-Mobile today announced it’s inked a deal with the Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba.

Thanks to today’s agreements, T-Mobile post-paid customers will be able to:

  • Call landlines and wireless phones in Cuba from the U.S. for just $0.60 per minute – 65 percent less than today – with the popular monthly “Stateside International Talk” feature ($15 per month) and
  • Use voice, text, and data while traveling in Cuba, starting this summer.

That said, the company isn’t the first; Verizon got the ball rolling in September and Sprint followed in September.

T-Mobile, however, claims it has more customers of Cuban descent than any other wireless provider – “more than AT&T and triple the number of Verizon” – which perhaps makes it all the stranger that it took this long. Still, better late than never.

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