Can you hear me now?
Recently Raul Castro has eased Cuban restrictions on the use of cellular phones, and in response President Bush says he will allow Americans to send cell phones to family members in Cuba.
Bush said he is making the change since President Raúl Castro "is allowing Cubans to own mobile phones for the first time."
"If he is serious about his so-called reforms, he will allow these phones to reach the Cuban people," Bush said. (LINK
It may not be apples-to-apples, but I could see this change as being one more step towards a more free Cuba. Expanding phone services and promoting further exchange of information between Cubans and their American relatives may highlight to Cubans the freedoms we have in (most of) the rest of the world, potentially strengthening the resolve for change from within.
I certainly don't think it would be nearly as effective as granting refugee status to any and all fleeing Cubans, I do see this as a step in the right direction. If only the same steps could be taken within North Korea.