950,000 long distance calls expected on Christmas Day
December 21, 2010
SaskTel projects that its customers will make approximately 950,000 long distance calls this Christmas Day, December 25. That number includes 700,000 wireline calls and 250,000 wireless long distance calls.
In comparison, on Christmas Day 2009 SaskTel customers placed 736,000 wireline long distance calls and 210,000 wireless long distance calls for a total of 946,000.
“SaskTel appreciates the opportunity to help customers keep in touch with loved ones at this special time of year,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “On behalf of all SaskTel employees I would like to wish each and every SaskTel customer a safe and happy holiday season.”
About 44 per cent of Christmas Day calls are expected to be made to locations in Saskatchewan, while about 51 per cent of the calls will be to Canadian destinations outside of the province. About 5 per cent of the calls will go to the United States and overseas.
The increase in long distance calling during the holidays may result in some network congestion. Customers can minimize any inconvenience by remembering to:
Customers can save on long distance calling with SaskTel’s unlimited 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 560,000 wireless accesses, 543,000 wireline network accesses, 225,000 Internet accesses and 83,000 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.
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