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Number Portability Now Available in Jamaica

In a press release today, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell announced that effective 12:01 am, Monday, all systems are in place to facilitate number portability by individuals and businesses. In this regard, both fixed-line and mobile telephone customers in Jamaica will be able to switch networks and retain their original numbers if they so desire. The ...

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Netflix Ranks Digicel as The Slowest in The Caribbean Region

Internet content provider Netflix has panned Digicel’s wireless service as the slowest in the Latin American and Caribbean region – a ranking the telecoms dismissed as flawed analysis. Netflix, in January, rated Digicel’s data transfer speed at 0.69 Megabits per second, and Mexico’s Totalplay as the fastest with a speed of 3.53Mbps. The speed is arrived at by testing the ...

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LIME Jamaica To Pay Digicel Jamaica j$1.5 Bil

Telecommunication company LIME is to pay more than j$1.5 billion to its competitor Digicel (Jamaica) Limited for wrongly withholding money due for calls from LIME’s fixed-line customers to Digicel mobile phones. This is as a result of two suits Digicel had brought in 2007 and 2009 in the Supreme Court against Cable & Wireless, trading as LIME, for its refusal ...

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LIME Will Continue Free Paper Bills

LIME yesterday said that it will not implement the planned paper bills fee announced recently that triggered widespread protest. The company had proposed to charge a fee of $225 to each customer who opted to receive paper billing as of January 1, 2015. “I’m pleased to announce that we will continue free paper bills beyond January 1, 2015 for those ...

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LIME Buys DEKAL Wireless SuperWiFi

Dekal Wireless has announced via their Facebook page that they were bought out by a member of the CWC Group. Below is the message that they posted. TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS, We are pleased to announce that a member of the CWC Group has acquired DEKAL Wireless. Effective today, DEKAL will be operated by LIME Jamaica, pending regulatory approval. DEKAL’s ...

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LIME To Start Charging For Paper Billing

LIME Jamaica states that, Starting January 1, 2015, customers who continue to receive paper bills will now be charged for this service. A monthly charge of $262.00 inclusive of tax will be levied on bills that are printed and sent by mail. LIME Costumers are being advised to make use of LIME’s eBilling options..

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Digicel To Eliminate Cheaper Prepaid Call Rates

Telecommunication company Digicel is to eliminate the cheaper off-peak and weekend rates for its prepaid customers starting on Tuesday. In a newspaper advertisement, Digicel said as of Tuesday, it will also eliminate its Brawta Plan, the Gimme 5 Extra Plan, the $2.49 plan and the double-bubble plan. Prepaid customers on the Brawta Plan will instead be transferred to the Gimme ...

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Digicel Responds To C&W Purchase of Columbus

Telecommunications company Digicel has responded to the news of Cable and Wireless Communications’ plans to buy Columbus International. Digicel says the impending Cable and Wireless Communications acquisition of Columbus International, the owners of Columbus Communications which operates in Jamaica as FLOW, raises regulatory and competition concerns. Digicel’s response in full: Digicel notes today’s public announcement in relation to the proposed ...

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LIME Increases Int’l Calling & Internet Rates

LIME has increased call rates for some international destinations. The telecoms firm last week announced rate increases ranging from 62%, to as high as 700%. The rate increases affects calls to Africa and Asia, but do not affect calls made to the Caribbean, USA, Canada or the UK. LIME has also hiked rates for residential internet services. The company said ...

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Better Connectivity For LIME Business Clients

Telecommunications firm LIME has announced that it will be leveraging its submarine fibre-optic network and far-reaching international partnerships to offer its business customers increased connectivity to, and benefits for, their offices across the globe. The disclosure was made by LIME Head of ICT Whitney Fennell, during the bimonthly sitting of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s President’s Club Forum on ...

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