19th June, 2018 – Ding, the largest international top-up platform for mobile phones, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (ETECSA) to enable customers all over the world to go online and purchase mobile Cubacel SIMs and handsets, which can be picked up locally by Cubans and tourist, in Cuba.
Some 2.3 million Cubans work away from their home country or 20% of the population. Working mainly in the United States, Canada, Italy, and Spain – these diáspora can now go online and buy not only phone top-up but also Cubacel SIMS and handsets for family and friends back home in Cuba. The receiver then simply goes into their local ETECSA commercial office and picks up the SIM and handset locally.
Commenting on the new offering, David Shackleton, CEO at Ding said: “Ding is very fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with ETECSA, which allows us to serve our Cuban users working abroad. We can now offer them a one stop shop – they can go online and not just buy top-up for loved ones, but also purchase SIMs and handsets to support them even more.”
He added: “Our users take great joy in supporting their families while far from home, this is just one more way they can do this. As we move towards the release of mobile data later this year in Cuba, the ability to provide loved ones with SIMs and handsets will become even more valuable as access to data has become a cornerstone of lives all over the world.”
The offer is available through recargasaCuba’s website – which is a site that was acquired by Ding in 2014 – and offers a user-friendly interface and the most competitive pricing online. Ding is the only direct Cubacel international distributor which offers all of the Cuban telecom products online – which includes Cubacel Top-up, Nauta top-up, ETECSA postpaid landlines top-up, ETECSA prepaid landline top-up; and now Cubacel SIM activation and mobile phones.
Users simply go to https://www.recargasacuba.com/linea-cubacel-sim-y-telefono to purchase the gift for loved ones.
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Notes to editors: About Ding
Ding is the number one international top-up platform for mobile phone users. The company delivers a top-up every second, or 200,000+ transactions every day, helping families and friends around the world to stay connected. Today, Ding connects users through 400+ operators in more than 130 countries.
Top-ups can be sent with our app, online at Ding.com and in-store at over 600,000 retail outlets worldwide. Ding has been keeping people connected since 2006, when we launched the first-ever service of its kind to help people send top-ups to their loved ones back home.
Ding is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and has regional offices in Barcelona, Bucharest, Dhaka, Dubai, New Jersey, Miami, Paris and San Salvador. Our culturally diverse team of more than 200 people reflects our commitment to delivering cutting-edge, potentially life-changing technology to developed and emerging markets alike.