How much does GETS cost?
The only charge is for usage when making
calls using a GETS card. GETS calls are billed at a rate of 7 cents
or 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 your organization's Point of Contact
(POC) or alternate.
Federal government organizations are exempt from
billing until an annual threshold for GETS calls has been
exceeded. However, the NCS reserves the right to bill federal users
for GETS calls if there has been fraud, waste, or abuse using your
For organizations outside the federal government,
a Program Designator Code (PDC) is required to establish a billing
account for payment of GETS calls placed by members of your organization.
GETS charges are payable to our contracting office, the Defense
Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO). Details
on paying these charges would be included with the bill you receive
from them. NOTE: You will not normally be billed for calls to confirm
receipt of individual GETS cards, familiarization calls, or short-duration
test calls to the familiarization line (703-818-3924). However,
we reserve the right to bill for all calls, especially if there
has been fraud, waste, or abuse using your GETS card(s).
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