The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph company (GTT) on Monday launched its 4G service which it vows is up to 30 times faster and 40% cheaper. Speaking at the launch, Chief Commercial Officer, Gert Post, said GTT’s data plans are flexible enough to suit the needs of everyone, while stressing that there is no obligation to buy minutes when subscribing to a data plan.
“If you wanted minutes, you’d buy minutes. We do not force anyone to buy minutes when subscribing to a 4G data plan. Simply put, our plans are much better and up to 40% cheaper. We also only have one set of data plans which you simply activate by dialing *100#. Customers get an equation that is easy to understand: More Data + Same Prices = Best Value,” he pointed out.
Launched at the Company’s Water Street outlet, GTT said the 4G service is available to more than 85% of its customers and the company is looking to make it easy for customers to access the upgrade in Greater Georgetown. GTT promised to add new areas in the coming weeks. “Once you’re in a coverage area, you will get 4G – no texts, no calls, no gimmicks. Simply use your smartphone,” Post stated.
On Saturday Digicel Guyana launched its 4G service at Bartica in Region 7. The company said the service will be available in Georgetown, Linden, Essequibo, Bartica and outlying areas such as Port Kaituma, Kwakwani and Mahdia. Digicel also plans to add more areas in the coming months.
Both telecommunications companies announced just days ago the imminent launch of the long-awaited 4G service after permission was granted by government.
The upgrade to 4G comes just weeks before Guyana celebrates its 50th Independence Anniversary, and the influx of what is expected to be thousands of visitors, to mark the occasion.