More than 1.2 million long distance calls expected on May 9th
May 7, 2010
SaskTel projects that customers will place more than 1.2 million long distance calls this Mother’s Day, May 9th. That estimate includes approximately 900,000 wireline and 300,000 wireless long distance calls.
During any peak in calling there is always the possibility of network congestion, especially during the busiest hours. To minimize delays or busy signals, customers should avoid calling between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Mother’s Day. It’s best to place direct-dialed calls instead of operator-assisted calls. Callers should also check the phone number before they dial and take time zone differences into consideration.
SaskTel projects that 45% of the wireline long distance calls will be to Saskatchewan locations, about 52% will be to Canadian destinations outside Saskatchewan, and about 3% of the calls will go to the United States and overseas.
Customers can save on long distance calling with SaskTel calling plans and flexible bundles. More information is available at www.sasktel.com.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.15 billion in annual revenue and more than 1.4 million customer connections including more than 550,000 wireless accesses, 543,000 wireline network accesses, 225,000 Internet accesses and 77,000 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 2009, SaskTel contributed more than $651 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 4,800 employees. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.
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