Bellevue, Washington—T-Mobile [NASDAQ: TMUS] today announced it’s lighting up Cuba with calling, texting and data roaming for customers travelling to the island nation. Thanks to an agreement inked earlier this year, T-Mobile customers can now talk for $2.00 a minute, send text and multimedia messages for $0.50 per message and receive them for free, and use data for $2.00 per MB while roaming in Cuba. And, as always with the Un-carrier, calling back to the US is completely free with Wi-Fi calling.
“The opening of Cuba has been historic—and we’re excited to do our part to help people connect,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “Since we have more customers of Cuban descent than any other wireless company, we’re incredibly happy to light up Cuba today for all of our T-Mobile customers. Dale, vámonos a Cuba!”
It’s no surprise Cuba has continually been one of the top requested additions to T-Mobile’s international roaming on social media. In the US, almost half (43.7%) of Cuban-born wireless customers are with the Un-carrier and wireless customers in Cuban-American hubs like Miami are consistently choosing T-Mobile over AT&T or Verizon.
T-Mobile moved to respond to those customer requests—signing a deal last spring with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba, S.A. (ETECSA), the Cuban telecommunications company.
Back in May, T-Mobile enabled calls from the U.S. to Cuba for $0.60 per minute with its popular monthly “Stateside International Talk” feature ($15 per month). And, now, Un-carrier customers can stay connected while travelling in Cuba.
Today’s news is just one more reason the Un-carrier is the best wireless provider for people with passports. Now, with the addition of Cuba, T-Mobile customers can roam even more of the planet—most of it at no extra charge. T-Mobile customers with qualifying plans can use their phones in Mexico and Canada just like at home, and they get free data and texting and low flat-rate calling in 140+ countries and destinations globally. For more information on T-Mobile’s industry-leading global roaming services, please visit www.t-mobile.com/international.
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As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to more than 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.