— -- There's no escaping looking at your smartphone while on vacation -- even in Cuba.
Verizon announced it will begin offering roaming services to its customers visiting Cuba beginning next week, making it the first U.S. carrier to offer a pay-as-you go option on the Caribbean island nation.
The announcement comes one month after the United States reopened its embassy in Cuba as the two countries re-established diplomatic ties after 54 years. While the plan will allow American tourists using Verizon to stay connected, it won't come cheap.
Verizon is charging $2.99 per minute for voice calls and $2.05 per megabyte of data. Since the re-establishment of relations, several technology companies have begun offering service in Cuba, including Netflix and Airbnb.