You know the most popular features in ETECSA are calls and text messages.
These calls and messages are free of charge for the recipient. When you make a call or send a text, you will be charged according to the current rates.
National rates for Cubacel users:
Phone calls have different rates, according with the distance and time the call is made. All national calls will be deducted from your balance at the rate of 0.35CUC per minute of conversation. Not including calls made between 10:59p.m. and 7:00a.m., when the rates are more economical; every call is 0.10 CUC per minute.
Since January 15th 2018, call taxes are fixed according to real time. That means you pay exactly those seconds/minutes you consume.
International rates for Cubacel users:
Within the Cuban territory, regardless of the distance, you can call any province at the same rate. However, international calls depend on the established rates for different areas (see the picture below).
Text messages within national range (up to 160 characters) cost 0.09 CUC each. Sending a text message to any information service (news, famous quotes, horoscope) or participating in a poll or voting system, will have a rate of 0.16 CUC per outgoing text message. Text messages to any other country will have a rate of 0.60 CUC.
There is another, less demanded, service: the multimedia message (MMS). In order to use this service, you must activate it in an ETECSA commercial office, have a cell phone supporting GPRS, and configure it to be able to use this service.
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