What can be done with a Cubacel mobile phone line? The main functions are calls, text messages and mobile data packages.
These calls and SMS messages are free of charge for the recipient. When you make a call or send a text message, 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 0.35 CUC per minute of conversation. This not includes calls made between 10:59 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., when the rates are lower and calls cost 0.10 CUC per minute.
Cubacel's pricing for national calls is done in real time. This means that, for your calls in Cuba, you pay exactly the amount of seconds/minutes that you consume.
International rates for Cubacel users:
International calls do depend on prices adapted to different areas:
- America (except Venezuela) 1.10 CUC/min
- Venezuela 0.70 CUC/min
- United States and associated territories 1.10 CUC/min
- Rest of the world 1.20 CUC/min
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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