BELLEVUE, Wash. (WSVN) — T-Mobile has made an agreement to bring data roaming and affordable calling to Cuba, starting this summer.
The major telecommunications company signed an interconnect and roaming agreement, Monday, with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba, S.A. (ETECSA), the Cuban telecommunications company.
The new deal enables open communications between the U.S. and the island nation, which will deliver more affordable calling for customers who want to keep in touch with friends and family in Cuba.
This also includes voice, text and data roaming for customers traveling to Cuba, starting this summer.
"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.
In order to receive these benefits, you must be a T-Mobile Simple Choice customer. Under this contract, customers can call landlines and cellphones in Cuba from the U.S. and may also use voice, text and data while traveling in Cuba.
"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!," Legere added.
The agreement comes one day after the return of the historic U.S. cruise ship to Cuba, and two months after Obama’s groundbreaking trip to the island nation.
For more info, visit www.t-mobile.com/international.