Failure to comply with the so-called "digital strip search" rules at the borders of New Zealand, which came into effect this week, can result in a $3,240 fine along with the seizure and destruction of devices such as laptops or mobile phones.
The merger still needs to be approved by the US regulators who have in past taken a critical view of similar marriage between big corporations.
Web-based phones and free online messaging services can't be used in Cuba as internet access is highly restricted which annoys millions of Cuban in and out of the country.
Half of teenagers in the United States think they are addicted to their mobile phones according to a recent poll.
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