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Verizon will offer roaming in Cuba, but you probably can't afford to use it

Verizon has announced that it will offer international roaming in Cuba. The first of the major US carriers to do so, Verizon is offering both voice and data roaming in its new package. It also comes as a part of the carrier's Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option.

The plan is fairly expensive. Voice calls in Cuba cost $2.99 per minute, while data costs $2.05 per megabyte. Standard international message rates apply. To take advantage of roaming in Cuba, add opt-in to the Pay-As-You-Go International plan before you travel. You will also need a world device, a phone capable of connecting to Cuba's cellular networks, in order to take advantage of this plan.

Verizon plans to start offering roaming in Cuba beginning next week.

Source: Verizon (opens in new tab)

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Imagine that! Verizon has a really expensive plan. Nothing new here, except that it is in Cuba now too.
    Oh well, it's there for the few who may want or need it. If they can afford it for more that a few minutes. Lol!
  • Sounds like Canadians going to the U.S!! When I went to Cuba I left my iPhone at home. I felt FREE for two weeks! haha
  • How is that different from anywhere else in the world? As far as I can remember it always cost 2.99 per minute in most of Europe.
  • That's nothing. When I had AT&T I got a text message when I was in canada last. Roaming data is $15.36/MB . I'd gladly pay for cuba. If you use 2MB of data it's cheaper to upgrade to their 120MB roaming plan for $30.00. Bend over and take it.