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GETS Costs

There is no charge to subscribe to GETS; the only charge for GETS is usage.  GETS calls are currently billed at a rate of 7 to 10 cents per minute (depending on carrier and other factors) for calls within the United States and its territories, Canada, and most of the Caribbean. International calls are billed at commercial rates, though international calling privileges are restricted to those cards so authorized by an organization's Point of Contact (POC). 

The Office of Emergency Communications funds for GETS usage up to an annual threshold dollar amount; once exceeded, Federal Government organizations have agreed to fund their usage.

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