SaskTel in Saskatchewan: New technologies driving connectivity this holiday season

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Whether it’s via a tried and true classic like a call to or from their phone, or by taking advantage of the technologies made possible by the latest smartphones, large numbers of Saskatchewan residents will be reaching out and connecting with the people that matter most to them this holiday season on SaskTel’s world class networks.

From Christmas Eve through Boxing Day, wireless services are expected to see a significant jump in use. SaskTel is projecting for wireless customers to send and receive well over 27 million text messages and place more than 2.55 million calls. That’s nearly 3 times the volume of texts and calls made on Mother’s Day; one of the busiest calling days in the year.

Even more impressively, customers are anticipated to use over 390 Terabytes (TB) of wireless data. For perspective, that much data would be equivalent to sending more than 195 million holiday-themed selfies!

“Being able to get in touch with friends and family is an essential part of the holidays,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel Acting President and CEO. “We take great pride in knowing that no matter how our customers choose to make those connections, our advanced networks are there to make it happen.”

Although connecting through a smartphone or connected device is coming to be the norm, landline calling remains a popular way for Saskatchewan residents to stay in touch over the holidays. On Christmas Day alone SaskTel expects to see customers on its landline voice network receive close to 177,000 calls, while some 212,000 calls will be made from within the province.

With the largest owner-operated wireless and wireline network in the province, SaskTel is the clear choice for keeping in touch this holiday season.