Latest in Gear

Image credit:

T-Mobile customers can roam in Cuba

Sprint and Verizon signed roaming deals last year, but better late than never.
David Lumb, @OutOnALumb
May 9, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

As US-Cuban relations thaw, Western businesses have moved in and started paving the way for tourism. Sprint and Verizon made arrangements last fall with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba, S.A. (ETECSA) last fall to get their vacationing customers can use text, data and voice within the country. T-Mobile just announced a similar deal with the government-owned Cuban telecommunications company for roaming privileges and cheaper calls into the island nation.

While the other Western telecoms beat it to the Communist nation, T-Mobile's agreement also includes cheaper calls to Cuban landlines and wireless numbers under its Stateside International Talk option. They weren't the first to get benefits, but at least Simple Choice customers won't have to use burner phones or swap SIM cards during their Cuban vacations when the roaming deal kicks in this summer.

In this article: business, cuba, gear, mobile, t-mobile, telecom
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Moog app brings the classic Model 15 modular synth to the Mac

Moog app brings the classic Model 15 modular synth to the Mac

View
Amazon offers to help the incoming Biden admin with COVID response

Amazon offers to help the incoming Biden admin with COVID response

View
'Hitman 3' players run into launch day server problems

'Hitman 3' players run into launch day server problems

View
The US will rejoin the Paris climate change agreement

The US will rejoin the Paris climate change agreement

View
Mercedes-Benz' EQA crossover is its first sub-$50,000 EV

Mercedes-Benz' EQA crossover is its first sub-$50,000 EV

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr