GT&T Guyana to offer free access to Facebook, WhatsApp

Friday 3 June 2016 | 11:04 CET | News
The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) has teamed up with Facebook to launch a "Free Basics" platform designed to reduce the digital divide in the country by giving users free 4G access to Facebook and WhatsApp. GT&T's "Free Basic 4G Services" also gives its mobile customers free access to information from more than 20 local and international sites including Wikipedia, Educationgy.org, Guyana Learning Channel.com, google.gy, gina.gov.gy and all major news sites in Guyana.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / Google / Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company / WhatsApp
Countries: Guyana
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