With the local telecommunication sector on the verge of becoming liberalised, GTT has already stepped up its game with the launch of its 4G Internet service. The company is now taking it a notch further with more exciting deals for customers.
On Wednesday, the company rolled out its “Free Basic 4G Services” initiative that will see customers getting free 4G access to more than 20 local and international sites, including Wikipedia, Yahoo, google.gy, education.org, guyanalearningchannel.com, gina.gov.gy and the major local media entities.
This service is now exclusively available to all GTT mobile users in the country, even those without data plans. All customers need is a data capable phone feature or smartphone.
According to the company’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gert Post, this new feature allows customers to be informed. He noted that with 4G 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.
Post said this is part of the company’s commitment of doing more for developing Guyana. “All the information on the Internet is very valuable for kids to do their homework, for men and women to check the news, to check the weather and to do all kinds of things which enrich our lives and makes us better informed people,” he stated.
Moreover, the local telecoms giant also announced free and unmetered Facebook and Whatsapp services with all data plans. This means customers can use the two popular social media apps without having their data depleted and even when the data balance is finished, customers can continue to use WhatsApp and Facebook until their data plan expires.
In addition, the company is offering 48 hours of free facebook access to all its customers who top up $500 or more.
The “Free Basic 4G Services” initiative is a collaborative effort between GTT and the Government of Guyana. Against this backdrop, Permanent Secretary of the Telecommunications Ministry, Derrick Cummings, noted that this initiative provides immeasurable benefits to the country and its people.
“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,” Cummings stated.