February 16, 2010
SaskTel today announced digital cellular coverage improvements in the Big Beaver and Gordon First Nation areas. Customers in the Big Beaver area can expect improved coverage between Coronach and Minton. Customers in the Gordon First Nation area will experience generally improved coverage in buildings and vehicles.
“SaskTel’s ongoing efforts to expand cellular coverage in Saskatchewan communities are paying off for both residential and business customers,” Minister Responsible for SaskTel Don Morgan said. “By improving coverage along highways, in buildings and in vehicles, SaskTel’s world-class wireless network continues to evolve and to add value for SaskTel cellular customers.”
“SaskTel understands that reliable coverage is critical for many of our customers. Digital cellular service provides excellent call clarity and provides wireless customers with access to e-mail, corporate databases and the internet,” said Robert Watson, SaskTel President and CEO. “We will continue to evaluate the network to provide our cellular customers with the latest wireless technologies over the largest wireless network in the province.”
Digital cellular service provides advanced functionality that allows customers to use the newest and most innovative services such as sending and receiving text, picture and video messages, communicating via push-to-talk service, browsing the internet, downloading video clips, watching streaming video, performing banking transactions and accessing real-time information such as news, weather and stock quotes all from their cell phone.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.138 billion in annual revenue and more than 1.3 million customer connections including more than 510,000 wireless accesses, 555,000 wireline network accesses, 216,000 Internet accesses and 76,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, Internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. In 2008, SaskTel contributed more than $610 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 5,000 employees.
For more information, please contact:
Andy Tate, SaskTel Media Relations
Phone: (306) 777-4548