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T-Mobile inks Cuba roaming deal with Empresa

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T-Mobile has signed an interconnect and roaming agreement with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba (ETECSA), the Cuban telecommunications company.

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“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!”

More than a third (36.6%) of Cuban-born wireless customers are with T-Mobile, more than AT&T and triple the number of Verizon customers. And, customers in Cuban-American hubs like Miami are choosing T-Mobile and MetroPCS nearly twice as often as AT&T or Verizon.

Not surprisingly, Cuba is the #1 requested addition to T-Mobile’s international roaming on social media. Naturally, the Un-carrier is listening and responding to its customers.

As a result of this agreement, T-Mobile Simple Choice customers will be able to: 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); and Use voice, text, and data while traveling in Cuba, starting this summer.

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