Verizon offers roaming in Cuba

Verizon Wireless said Thursday it is the first U.S.-based wireless company to offer roaming in Cuba.

Starting next week, traveling Verizon customers can connect through talk, messaging and data while in Cuba, through the company’s Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option.

“Our customers are citizens of the world, and we want them to seamlessly enjoy a great Verizon experience wherever they travel,” Javier Farfan, vice president of cultural and segment marketing for Verizon, said in a post on Verizon’s website. “By offering international services while traveling in Cuba, we are making it simple and easy for our customers to stay connected wherever and whenever they choose.”

Customers using a World Device who are traveling to Cuba can opt-in to add the Pay-As-You-Go International Travel option, the post said.  While in Cuba, voice calls are $2.99 per minute, data is $2.05 per megabyte and standard international messaging rates apply.

With the addition of Cuba, Verizon offers international services in more than 225 countries worldwide. For more information, see