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GTT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gert Post addressing the press in the presence of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, Derrick Cummings at the company’s flagship store at the Fogarty’s Building in Georgetown
GTT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gert Post addressing the press in the presence of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, Derrick Cummings at the company’s flagship store at the Fogarty’s Building in Georgetown

GTT CUSTOMERS across Guyana now have free 4G access to over 20 local and international sites and unlimited access to Facebook and Whatsup.GTT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gert Post made the announcement on Wednesday, with the Ministry of Public Telecommunication welcoming the move.

Under the “Free 4G Basic Access to Sites Initiative” GTT customers can now browse Wikipedia, Goggle, Yahoo or any local news site without even having a data plan.

Powerpoint slides showing the free 4G Basic Access Sites
Powerpoint slides showing the free 4G Basic Access Sites

“It works with every phone and a data plan is not necessary,” Post emphasised.

According to him, GTT embarked on this initiative, in collaboration with the Government, after realizing that there are many people in Guyana who still cannot afford 4G Services, but are in need of valuable information.

Additionally, the company is offering free access to Facebook and Whatsup, which will now be included in every data plan.

Post explained that the use of these two popular social media platforms will be unlimited, even if the data balance is depleted.

“The use of the most popular social media in Guyana is unmetered and doesn’t deplete the data quota, so people can do much more with their data plan…Even if the data balance is depleted people can still use social media until the plan is expired,” the Chief Commercial Officer further explained.

Additionally, GTT customers will now have free access to Facebook with every Top Up of $500 or more, however, this will only last for 48 hours.

Post said it is important for Guyanese to get “use to the digitalised lifestyle” and GTT is ready to meet their need.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Telecommunications, Derrick Cummings commended GTT for the steps taken to bridge the digital divide.

According to him, the initiative will provide Guyanese with immeasurable benefits.

He told reporters that “the easy and affordable access to information and education augurs well for the knowledge, growth and development of a country,” adding that Guyana is no exception.
In May, GTT launched its 4G network at its flagship store at Fogarty’s Building on Water Street, Georgetown with a promise to provide faster service, with more data to fit into the new generation.

The telephone giant had expended more than US$5M to get the service up and running in time for the much-anticipated 50th Anniversary Jubilee celebrations. GTT had also spent between G$30M and G$40M to lay fibre optic cable to provide a quality service unlike any other.

 

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