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Texting to Cuba?

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Texting to Cuba?

I would like to text my friend in Cuba...do you need a Rogers provider to text Cuba? or does Bell Aliant work as well?

She works in Varadero...so should I use 0053 area code, then her cell #.....not sure what numbers to use...Thanks.

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1. Re: Texting to Cuba?

The number you need to dial depends on your provider.

I use Ipipi to text to Cuba, it's less expensive. But most providers will work, except for Telus sometimes that causes problems.

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2. Re: Texting to Cuba?

I use 011 53 area code and number but I usually phone as it's still free for Cuba Cell International incoming calls.

But like Gen I also use a plan.

LENNY

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3. Re: Texting to Cuba?

do you use 011 53 to call & text as well....or only to call?

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4. Re: Texting to Cuba?

Both.

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5. Re: Texting to Cuba?

Cell phone will have there own "Area Code" but Varadero is 45 for land lines.

M

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6. Re: Texting to Cuba?

Isabelle, once again, the numbers you need to put in to send a text depends on your provider. With some providers, you need to put 011 53 xx xx xx xx. With others, it's +53 xx xx xx xx and with others, it's 00 53 etc... With Ipipi, I only put 53 etc... So your best bet would be to call your provider and ask how you have to do it. It will be faster as well...

To call, it's always 011 53 xx (area code) xx xx xx (phone number)

Cellphones' area code is 52 or 53.

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7. Re: Texting to Cuba?

With my cell i textmail friends every week in Varadero and always with....... 53-52 ......and then the phone number that you have from your friends ....

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8. Re: Texting to Cuba?

do any of you know what fee the Cuban has to pay on their phone to receive your text and text back? If they aren't on a plan?

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9. Re: Texting to Cuba?

There are no plan in Cuba. It's free to receive and it costs them 1CUC to reply.

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10. Re: Texting to Cuba?

thanks:)