Can I buy a sim card in Cuba and also use Skype?

In a telephone consultation with Cubacel, the business arm of ETECSA which offers mobile telephone services in the country, they said that for your tri-band phone to be activated for use in Cuba, it must be GSM working in the 900 MHz band width. It must also be decodified (that is, free of any commercial company). If it meets these two criteria, it will be able to make and receive international calls while you are in Cuba.

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Can I buy a sim card in Havana?

You can bring your own cell phone to Cuba and buy Cuban SIM cards but you must rent a line in-country to use it. The cost is CUC 3/day and you will have to take out a minimum of CUC 10 credit for phone use.

To be activated for use in Cuba, your cell phone must be GSM working in the 900 MHz band width or else it won’t work. A tri-band phone is even better. Cell phones that are CDMA don’t function in Cuba.

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