Cell phones

The AP’s Anita Snow has written an article remarkable for it’s frankness about what the lifting of cellular phone restrictions in Cuba really means:

Q. Why now?
A. Raul Castro said when he became president last month that he would quickly lift some prohibitions to create new government income. Some also believe that allowing Cubans to have modern gadgets such as cell phones, personal computers and microwave ovens may dissuade them from demanding deeper changes in the state-controlled economy.
Q. Who will provide the service?
A. Cuba’s state-controlled telecommunications monopoly, a joint venture between the government and Telecom Italia.
Q. How much will it cost?
A. Probably so much that most Cubans can’t afford it. Foreigners and companies currently pay $120 to activate service and 60 cents a minute for local calls.

I wonder if Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet will be permitted to have a “cell” phone?
H/T: Ziva

3 thoughts on “Cell phones”

  1. “I wonder if Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet will be permitted to have a “cell” phone?”

    They’ll carve him one out of wood. But don’t worry, it’ll look real.

  2. Hey Henry, I thought that you were going to stop by my slum apartment across from Casolas this weekend. Call me on your cell phone. You got my home number.

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