Posted: Friday, May 15, 2015. 2:37 pm CST.
By Charles Leslie Jr.
Since the introduction of 4G I have chosen to remain with the GPRS system, for I wanted Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) to work out its bugs before I switched over. GPRS is slower than 4G however you do not have a limit on the amount of data you use per month, as compared to having 4G, where you are limited to the amount of data – mainly in x GB – you purchase with your pre-paid or post-paid plan.
Since the launch of 4G I have heard many people – pre-paid and post-paid users – complain about their data being used up really fast, sometimes 4GB in one day. I took the privilege of sitting, for over an hour, with a customer service agent at the BTL Belmopan Office to get some information as to why this phenomena exists and persists with so many BTL customers.
Here is what I found – I own an Android phone (Samsung S5) and I am a post-paid customer, therefore, this information may not be applicable to all customers (such as pre-paid), phones, especially iPhones, however I am sure they are similar settings for each phone:
What will these settings accomplish?
For the other pertinent data to complete your assessment, simply go to a BTL office near you, sit with customer service agent, and ask them to pull up the amount of minutes and texts you use per billing cycle. Combining all this information for data usage, minutes, text, you can then easily determine which post-paid package will work for you.
Here is the final assessment that allowed me to determine which PostPaid Plan would work for me:
“PLUS” PLAN BILLING CYCLE – APRIL 15 – MAY 14, 2015
I determined that Combo PostPaid Plan “Lite” would be best suited for me.
Monthly charge – $89 + tax
Plan minutes – 600
FREE data (upgraded to 4G) – 3GB
Plan text – 600
Now, BTL should pay me handsomely for doing their job (smile). Or did I inadvertently affect their bottom line? (smile/wink)
I hope you find this information is helpful.
Charles Leslie Jr. is the Chairman of the Belize Unity Alliance and the former independent Chairman of Placencia Village (2010 – 2013). He holds an Associates degree in business, accounting and economics and has over 20 years business experience.
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