Telecom Agent will be the new form of self-employment that will come into force in the country since the second half of December, which was approved last Thursday in the Official Gazette No. 27, which includes the Regulation of Self-Employment Works.
The new form of employment includes the “promoting and retailing of telecommunications products and services that are provided on a wholesale basis by Etecsa . “
According to the website of the Company, is a “public telephone service staffed by an individual in his own home “who provide local calls, domestic and international long distance calls from his home phone”
This person may also sell and reload prepaid fixed, mobile and Internet access cards as well as collect phone bills and provide business information of the Company.
The agents, who must be licensed and pay taxes, earn a percentage of sales and Etecsa will provide them cards with a commission as well as the necessary training, explained to ahora.cu site Darquiris Sanchez, head of the Etecsa Commercial Department in Holguin.
In the first stage of the recruitment process they will give priority to agents in existing centers, which already carried out some works in the fixed telephony system. Later they will include agents of the mobile network and eventually everybody who can exercise such work but does not have a telephone service. This phase will be after the last quarter of 2014, she added.
On September 10 Etecsa also announced a significant increase in rates of phone services for companies and organizations, from January 1, 2014 through Resolution 281/2013 of the Ministry of Communications.