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Cuba mobiles outsell landlines for 1st time

12-29-2011 14:11 BJT

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Cellphones have outsold landlines for the first time in Cuba. Mobile phones sales are said to have grown by 18.5 percent this year

To attract new customers, "free" introductory phones are being offered with free credit worth the same as the 30 US dollar cost of the phone. The Cuban government did not open up the mobile phone market until 2008. Previously, mobile phones were only limited to foreigners and some government officials.

So far, fewer than two percent of Cuban people have on-line access, the lowest in Latin America. Many are hoping this could be the first step to relaxing restrictions on internet usage.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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