AT&T LAUNCHES ROAM­ING WITH CUBA’S ETECSA OP­ER­A­TOR

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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.

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