Surely the most annoying thing about hanging out in Cuba all these years is the fact that no American wireless carrier offers roaming, which would allow users to experience no interruption in their texting and/or calling (what's that?) habits when abroad. Thankfully, Sprint has decided to make some inarguable history by becoming the first wireless carrier in the United States to offer roaming in Cuba, another sign that the future of U.S.-Cuba telecommunications is very bright indeed.
"As the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Cuba continues to progress, it is expected that the number of travelers to Cuba will increase exponentially," Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said in a statement. "We want to make sure any Sprint customer traveling to Cuba can use their phone the same way as they do in the United States."
Through a historic partnership with Cuba’s own ETECSA, a state-run company with a "telecommunications monopoly," Sprint users will easily be able to send and receive calls and/or texts without interruption. According to Mashable, Cuba has already experienced an increase in visitors since President Barack Obama’s moves toward a reconciliation with the country, a fact placing Sprint at the front of an exciting new industry.