T-Mobile announces 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.
“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!”
People can use voice, text and data while in Cuba through any Simple Choice plan, T-Mobile customers will also now be able to make calls for $0.60 per minute from the US to landlines. If they are signed up for the “Stateside International Talk” feature, which costs $15 a month. The company says those rates are “65 percent less than today.”
There’s no word yet on what the roaming rates will be for T-Mobile customers traveling in Cuba.