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From Thursday, Cubans will have Internet on their cell phones

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From Thursday, Cubans will have Internet on their cell phonesHAVANA, Cuba, Dec 5 (ACN) Starting this Thursday, December 6, the Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) will provide Internet connection service through mobile data to all customers who request it.

In the Roundtable prime TV show, broadcasted this Tuesday, Tania Velázquez Rodríguez, Vice President of Business Strategy and Technology of ETECSA, explained that the service will begin at 8 a.m., for which it is necessary to have a 3G cell phone, and to have used it at some time this year on the 900 MHz frequency.

The subscribers already recognized by the network with these characteristics will be able to acquire the package of their preference without having to go to a commercial office, dialing *133# from their own phone and following the options of the menu, with discount of the main account of the mobile service.

As she explained, it will be a gradual process of habilitation, as on Thursday only customers with phones that start with the numbers 52 and 53, on Friday 54 and 55, and on Saturday 56 and 58.

After these days, people can do it from any numbering with the conditions mentioned above.

For users who use a cell phone with the features mentioned above and have not made a connection so far, if they are interested in accessing the service must configure the APN Nauta, activate the data from a 3G coverage and make a first connection.

Velazquez Rodriguez said that a personalized notice will be issued by SMS to each customer, which may request packages or take advantage of the consumption rate.

She specified that for a price of seven CUC users can obtain 600 megabits, for 10 CUC one gigabit and for 20 CUC 2, 5 gigabit.

She said that this will not require new contracts or going to ETECSA offices, but they will need to have balances on their phones or connect to the ETECSA portal, the Nauta or MiCubacel user portal.

She added that it was very favorable to carry out several tests in the access to this service, which revealed vulnerabilities, solved before offering it permanently.

Jorge Luis Perdomo Di-Lella, Cuban Minister of Communications, highlighted the advances in the country regarding Internet access and technology, which is a priority in the nation.

Mayra Arevich Marín, Executive President of ETECSA, said that there are currently 670 Internet browsing rooms in the country, six times the amount existing in 2013, plus 878 Wi-Fi hotspots, distributed in all municipalities.

 

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