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Mother’s Day remains a busy calling day for SaskTel

Mother’s Day remains a busy calling day for SaskTel

SaskTel again expects  Mother’s Day 2015 to be one of the busiest calling days of the year for  customers as has been the case for many successive years.

The way customers connect  with their moms on this special day is still facilitated with a phone but has  changed with the number of voice calls continuing to decrease.  In 2015, SaskTel anticipates that customers  will place approximately 450,000 long distance calls this Mother’s Day, May 10th.    This is down from an all time high of  approximately one million long distance calls placed in 2009.

The continual decline  in voice calls placed is matched by the exponential growth in SMS text messages  sent and received on Mother’s Day year after year.  SaskTel estimates that over 8.5 million text  messages will be sent and received by SaskTel customers this May 10th. 

SaskTel projects that  42% of the wireline long distance calls will be to Saskatchewan locations, about  55% will be to Canadian destinations outside Saskatchewan, and about 3% of the  calls will go to the United States and overseas.

Here are some tips  for placing phone calls on Mother’s Day:

     
  • 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.
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  • It’s  best to place direct-dialed calls instead of operator-assisted calls.
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  • Callers  should also check the phone number before they dial.
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  • Ensure  time zone differences are taken into consideration.

Customers can save on  long distance calling with SaskTel calling plans and flexible bundles. More  information is available at www.sasktel.com.

About SaskTel
SaskTel is the leading  Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with  over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections  including over 618,000 wireless accesses, 437,000 wireline network accesses,  258,000 Internet accesses and over 103,000 maxTV™ subscribers. SaskTel and its  wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services  including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data  services, maxTV services, data centre services,  cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and  international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly-owned  subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent  employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com


For more information,  please contact:
Tara Tibeau, SaskTel  Manager of External Communications
Phone: 306-777-4548     E-mail: tara.tibeau@sasktel.com