Calling Cuba Is So Complicated And So Expensive!.
Cuba has to be the most expensive country in the world to call.
There is no way round it. Calling Cards, Skype, Landline, You name it it costs a fortune!.
And the charges clock up even before you get through, when the phone is ringing it'd eating up your dollars.
I recently called my friend via Skype, he is not on the internet so I called him at his neighbour's house.
They had to run to let him know there was a phone call. I hung up and called back, to my horror $5 had been spent before we'd uttered a word, just by calling and very briefly asking for him.
We barely spoke for five minutes and the $10 credit had finished.
Does anyone know of a better way to communicate. Obviously Cubans do not have access to Skype or even have access to the net.
Can anyone suggest a phone card, or company which is reasonably priced or at the very least is not daylight robbery?.
Cuba is out to get you every which way. Thieve your money via technology.
With their Snail slow internet which chews up $10 and the connection is sooooo slow you are lucky to send two emails in an hour, if that.
It eats up your dollars when you call, even cheekily when the phone is ringing.
It's Daylight Robbery. It's Disgusting and Cubans will never ever know the frustration we feel at this Thievery!!.
Comments by vic Webmaster
Cuba Travel Advice from the Canadian Government
Telephone communication is a problem. Calls are often not answered, even at major institutions. Technical problems also exist. Calls may be connected to a different number than the one dialled. It often takes persistence to place a call to another city (particularly after rain). Reliable cell phone service is available in most major cities. Canadian cell phones generally function. Canadians can use their own cell phone as long as it is compatible with American standards.