US relations with Cuba have been frozen for half a century now, cutting off the South American country from American people and businesses alike. With the recent thawing of relations business is picking up in Cuba.
The latest news to that tune is that T-Mobile signed a roaming agreement with Cuba's telecommunications company, Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (or ETECSA, for short). This is a point of pride for T-Mobile, who are proud of their Cuban "heritage":
“The historic opening of Cuba is a natural opportunity for us to take action, and we are. That’s the Un-carrier way!” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “We have more customers of Cuban descent than any other wireless provider – so connecting them with family and friends in Cuba is a message we heard loud and clear!”
So what's new thanks to this agreement? Starting this summer, you can:
- 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)
- Use voice, text, and data while traveling in Cuba.
What do you think about the new opportunities opening up in Cuba? Are you planning a visit in the country?