- Providing free access to basic 4G services
At a press conference today, jointly hosted by GTT and the Government of Guyana, GTT announced the launch of “Free Basic 4G Services”. This initiative, developed by GTT, is to give people free 4G access to information and knowledge through more than 20 local and international sites including Wikipedia, Educationgy.org, Guyanalearningchannel.com, google.gy, gina.gov.gy and the major newspaper sites in Guyana. This service is now exclusively available to all GTT mobile users in the country.
To access the free sites people just need a data capable phone (feature or smartphone) and start browsing. An active data plan is not necessary.
“As 4G is now available in Guyana, GTT wants to ensure that everyone can freely benefit from this new technology by being able to use the web for education, information, check the weather and to access the information of the Government of Guyana. That’s part of our commitment of doing more for developing Guyana”, said Gert Post, Chief Commercial Officer of GTT.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes, Permanent Secretary Mr. Derrick Cummings said “The free websites offered by GTT helps Guyanese who are not yet connected to the Internet to discover the value of connectivity and expand their access to knowledge and growth. This is part of our commitment to bridging the digital divide and the reason why the Government of Guyana supports it wholeheartedly”.
Free and unmetered Facebook and WhatsApp with all data plans
In addition to Free Basic 4G services, GTT also announced that as of today the use of social media (WhatsApp and Facebook) is free and unmetered with all its data plans. This means that the use of the most popular social media apps in Guyana is free. Even when the data balance is depleted GTT customers can continue to use WhatsApp and Facebook until their data plan expires.
48 hours of Free Facebook after every $500 top-up or more
To make everybody aware of the benefits of using social media on the go and in order to be on top of what’s going on in your social network, GTT will give 48 hours of free Facebook access to all its customers who top up $500 or more as it continues to Do More for its customers.