09/17/2015 Updated on  03/22/2018|Verizon News Archives

Verizon is first U.S. wireless company to offer roaming in Cuba

Use your Verizon Wireless phone in Cuba with Pay As You Go calls, text and data.

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After decades of being prohibited from traveling to Cuba, U.S. citizens can now visit Cuba for certain activities, such as family visits, professional meetings, humanitarian projects and others.
If you plan on traveling to the Caribbean’s largest nation, your Verizon Wireless phone can keep you connected during your visit. In fact, Verizon was the first U.S.-based wireless company to offer roaming in Cuba after the U.S. embassy reopened in 2015.
Verizon Wireless customers who travel to Cuba can connect easily – including talk, messaging and data – using our Pay As You Go international travel option.

Here’s how to use your Verizon Wireless phone in Cuba

The process is simple: 
  1. Check to make sure you have a compatible World Device by using our International Trip Planner.
  2. Before you travel, opt in to add the Pay As You Go International Travel option. You can do that through the Trip Planner as well.
  3. While in Cuba, voice calls are $2.99 per minute, data is $2.05 per megabyte and standard international messaging rates apply. 
By offering international services while traveling in Cuba, Verizon is making it simple and easy for our customers to stay connected wherever and whenever they choose.
Including Cuba, Verizon now offers international services in more than 200 countries worldwide. For more information about international rates and qualifying phones, visit our international services page.

Plus, save on calls to Cuba with Verizon Wireless

Do you need to reach friends and family who live in Cuba? Maybe to plan your trip to the island? Or just to stay in touch?

Verizon makes it easy to call landlines and mobile phones in Cuba from the U.Swith affordable options made for the way you talk. If you're a frequent caller to Cuba, there are monthly plan options available, such as the Unlimited Together  World Plan, which will give you discounted minutes to Cuba. Or, you can simply pay as you go with Verizon Wireless' standard per minute rate for calls to Cuba. 

Either way, you'll be able to connect with loved ones on the island no matter where you are on Verizon's next gen network, which covers 99 percent of the U.S. For the latest pricing, and to add a monthly plan option, visit our international long distance page.

So, whether you're traveling to Cuba or calling Cuba from the U.S., Verizon has you covered with convenient, affordable solutions to meet your needs. 

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