Digicel yesterday launched its 4G network at Bartica as that community was officially declared a town, offering a mobile experience on par with developed countries around the world.
According to a press release, Digicel rolled out 4G smart bundles consisting of bigger data bundles and free talk and texts to all local numbers, which will be available to all postpaid and prepaid Digicel customers.
In addition, the release said, the 4G service will be available to Digicel’s customers in Georgetown, Berbice, Essequibo, Linden and out-of-town areas such as Port Kaituma, Kwakwani and Mahdia. Digicel also has plans to upgrade other areas in the coming months.
The release quoted Digicel Guyana CEO Kevin Kelly as saying, “With our bigger 4G mobile network, customers throughout Guyana will be able to enjoy a completely upgraded mobile experience with reliable, high-speed internet. Customers can get access to their favourite social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, stream YouTube videos and share messages and photos at much faster speeds. On our Bigger 4G Network, Digicel is now offering a number of options that combine value offers of data, texts and talk time to any local number all for one low price to meet our valued customers’ needs.”
Kelly also expressed his gratitude to Minister of Public Telecommunications and Tourism Cathy Hughes “for delivering on her promises to move the sector forward.” He thanked the people of Bartica, “who have always supported Digicel; we could therefore think of no better place to celebrate this significant service enhancement. 4G is here in Guyana and it’s going to give our customers a great network experience,” he was quoted as saying.
According to the release, postpaid customers will be contacted and upgraded to a suitable 4G plan during this week, starting tomorrow. However, they can also contact the corporate line on 600 2677 to upgrade or for details on purchasing a new postpaid plan. Prepaid customers can activate a 4G plan by using *136#.
The release said that more information regarding Digicel’s 4G upgraded internet is available on its Facebook page. Customers can also visit Digicel stores or call Customer Care by dialing 100.