Come October 1 Digicel customers roaming in CARICOM countries will be billed for calls in the same way they would have if they were making a local or domestic call.
Minister of Technology Phillip Paulwell, who is also the Caribbean Telecommunications Union President, made the announcement today.
The agreement will see roaming rates abolished for users of Digicel’s networks when they travel within CARICOM countries.
Paulwell said “After some negotiation, Digicel has agreed as of October 1, 2013, on the abolition of voice roaming on Digicel’s network in CARICOM countries.
Each travelling subscriber will be treated as if he is using his local/domestic Digicel network throughout the region and therefore be billed accordingly”.
Paulwell made the announcement at the opening ceremony of the joint International Telecommunications and Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Caribbean Ministerial Forum on ICT, today in Port of Spain Trinidad and Tobago.