Local service price increase
Owings Mills, MD
3/5/2012 -- Effective April 1, 2012, GTB will be increasing the price of specific Retail Local Service components. While GTB has not had a price increase since April, 2009, the wholesale cost from our provider, as well as business expenses associated with providing these services, has resulted in the need for this price increase.
The increase will apply ONLY to specific services and customers. If your phone lines are provided over the Verizon network, affected services include: business lines, custom calling services, local usage, business listing, operator services and business channel services. The rate for directory assistance calls and operator services will increase for customers on the Verizon network and GTB network. More information about this increase can be found at www.gtb.net/press.
The effective date of this increase for GTB customers will be April 1, 2012 -- pending the approval of the Maryland Public Utilities Commission.
GTB remains committed to providing affordable voice and advanced broadband service, at reduced pricing, to our customers. For customers who receive services provided over the Verizon network, GTB will continue to offer pricing at 5% below the retail tariff rate. As an example, your GTB Business resale line rate(s), prior to April 1, 2012, was either $14.82 or $17.24. The new rate(s) will be $16.50 or $19.05.
We encourage all customers to consider migrating their services from the Verizon platform to the GTB network. GTB has spent years designing a state-of-the-art network that provides the latest access technology for advanced voice, data and customer-managed services. Our new Hosted PBX service -- -- offers many competitive pricing plans that bundle voice and data with a suite of products such as: next generation calling features, expanded local calling, firewall protection, network monitoring and remote data back-up.
If you should have any questions about your GTB account, you can contact us at (877) Call GTB (225-5482), accessing one of the following options:
• Sales – Option 1
• Customer Service – Option 2
You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your business name, account number and contact information.
GTB is the oldest, full-service telecommunication provider headquartered in the state of Maryland, providing the following comprehensive list of services: Local dial tone, long distance, toll free service, international calling, Internet access, voice mail, teleconferencing, Nextel mobile services, web hosting and phone systems. The company has successfully serviced business and residential customers in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia over the past 15 years. GTB is also proud to be the preferred provider of telecom services to several local business associations.