AT&T LAUNCHES ROAMING WITH CUBA’S ETECSA OPERATOR
AT&T has launched roaming services in Cuba almost two months after signing agreements for roaming and direct interconnection with Cuban authorities.
The US operator said its customers are now able to talk, text and use data services while in Cuba, following similar launches from rivals Sprint and Verizon.
In August, AT&T announced an agreement with Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (ETECSA) for voice, texts and data, but the operator has now taken the service live, releasing the prices for roaming in the country.
Verizon signed a deal in March to offer roaming in Cuba, which was previously off limits due to a trade embargo imposed by the US government. Traditionally, calls and texts between the US and Cuba had to be routed through other countries.