US company launches SMS service between US and Cuba

Monday 11 May 2015 | 10:52 CET | News

Following the recent thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba, a US-based firm has announced the launch of what it describes as the first unlimited text-messaging service between the two countries. The service, dubbed SMS Cuba, offers unlimited two-way texting for personal and business use and was created “to solve the problem of lack of reliable communications between the US and Cuba”. US customers pay to send texts to a number generated by SMS Cuba, which are then delivered to the Cuban receivers, who don’t pay anything to answer the text or continue with the communication. The company clarified that no reselling or bulk messaging (spam) are allowed.

SMS Cuba was created by CEO Frank Caruso, who also founded telecoms companies including Cloud South, SIPBound Corporation, USA Datanet and SCC Telecommunications.