Kingston, Jamaica: Monday, July 16, 2012: We wish to advise our loyal customers that effective July 15, 2012, the Government of Jamaica applied Special Telephone Call Taxes on all applicable calls originating in Jamaica (landline and mobile). The new tax rates will be applied as follows:
Five cents (5c) per minute for all calls between local landline numbers (fixed to fixed calls).
Forty cents (40c) per minute for all other applicable calls including calls made while roaming and bundled packages from the effective date.
Calls made to activate products and services, check voicemail, Customer Care, Emergency Services, local toll-free numbers, balance enquiry and top up your account are exempt from the tax. For more information, please text 165 to 137 for details.