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Monday, April 14, 2008 

Cubans line up for buying mobiles for the first time

Another one from the "i had no idea" series:

Cubans weren't allowed to have mobile phones! That's why Cuba has the lowest rate of cellular telephone use in Latin America.

Their new president, Raul Castro allowed selling mobile phone service to the general public for the first time (before that, only foreigners or government officials and employees were allowed to have mobiles).

The service will be provided by Cuban telecommunications monopoly ETECSA, a joint venture with Telecom Italia. Customers will pay for their calls with prepaid cards bought in hard currency, and can receive and make international calls.

I wonder in which other countries mobile phones are forbidden ?


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