GTT gets OK for higher landline rates, overseas calls to be cheaper

Three years after the original application, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has granted the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) temporary approval to raise domestic rates for some of its services. The approved rates are subject to GTT fulfilling several conditions of improved service.

With effect from August 1, 2017 all intra-exchange calls will be charged at a rate which is 33% more than the current charge while inter-exchange rates will increase by 10%. Charges for the installation of landline services will also increase from $500 to $2,000 for residential lines and from $1,500 to $4,000 for business lines.

Further, increases will be implemented in monthly rental charges for residential and business lines while a reduction of the rates for international calls has also been approved. According to the PUC from July 1, 2017 all ….