The Cuba top-up promotion provides an extra credit added to the top-up for Cubans made using international top-ups. These promotions may include a temporary and exponential increase in the user’s basic credit balance, or packages of SMS, call minutes or internet data.
In recent years these international top-ups have been promoted by ETECSA with more and more attractive offers, and also occur more often compared to previous years.
Who provides this service abroad?
Many agencies from abroad, especially from the United States, provide top-up services to Cuba. This option gives Cubans living in the United States the chance not only to provide means of contact to their relatives in Cuba, but also to use this resource as another option to support them financially.
How? Well, by selling the balance:
The user who receives the top-up in Cuba can simply keep the minutes, sms or data bonuses for his/her communications, as these are usually quite generous and he/she will only have one month to use them up before they expire. The remaining (fixed) balance can be sold at 1×1 by the beneficiary in Cuba, or also offer a little more balance for a certain amount of Cuban pesos.
This way is a fast alternative to transfer money to Cuba in urgent cases, as ETECSA is constantly launching promotions and some of them are really attractive – and in some cases these promotions are extended for a longer period of time, given its acceptance.
How do I find out about the launch of a top-up promotion to Cuba?
Your relatives in Cuba will always receive first-hand information about the start of such an offer. Cubacel constantly updates subscribers by sending sms with the details of the promotion currently or soon to be active.
The information consists of:
- Start and end date of the offer
- The extent of the top-up required to apply for the promotion
- The share of the minutes, sms or data credit that is received according to the top-up
- The maturity date of purchased bonds
How much should I spend to top up a relative in Cuba?
Prices for these promotions and for top-ups in general may change depending on the agency you top-up with, and you should also take into account that to apply for the promotion you must top-up with an amount above the amount specified in the active offer.
Take advantage of new promotions via Opapeleo
Opapeleo provides these services related to international top-ups for Cubans using a 100% online system. By just clicking on our website and selecting the Recharge option in the services section, you can take advantage of this new promotion.
In the top-up section of the Opapeleo website you will find a quick way to access this service with simple steps:
- Enter details of the number and amount to be topped up
- Confirm your account details or log in
- Pay securely through Paypal or by using your credit card.
Opapeleo is your agency for procedures 100% online or telephone. We are in Washington DC 150 meters away from the Cuban Consulate. We provide services for the Extension and Renewal of Cuban passport, Legalisations, Powers of attorney on all kinds, Authorisations for minors to leave the country, DVT, Visas to Cuba, Top-ups, applications for Cuban certificates, delivery of official documents and all kinds of procedures related to Cuba.