T-Mobile is opening up its lines of communication with Cuba as relations between the island nation and the U.S. warm up. The company announced today that users will be able to call Cuba for less, and this summer will be able to use their T-Mobile devices on Cuban networks.
The Bellevue, Wash.-based company signed a deal with Cuban carrier ETECSA to allow calls between the networks and let T-Mobile customers use the ETECSA network when traveling to Cuba.
“The historic opening of Cuba is a natural opportunity for us to take action, and we are. That’s the Un-carrier way!” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “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!”
T-Mobile users are able to call Cuba from the U.S. for 60 cents per minute if they’re on the $15 per month Stateside International Talk plan. This summer, all users will be able to access voice, text and data services while traveling in the country.