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SaskTel makes roaming outside Canada affordable

SaskTel makes roaming outside Canada affordable

Today SaskTel announced it will offer new Roam & Relax Travel rates with significant rate reductions for roaming in the United States and in select International locations. Effective November 26, 2015, with the new Roam & Relax Travel rates, data and voice in the United States will be a mere 7¢ per MB and 7¢ per minute. International data rates in Mexico, Netherlands, Australia, Portugal, Bermuda and Costa Rica are now reduced from up to $15.00 per MB to only $1.00 per MB. These rates are a cost effective option for customers who are travelling for short to medium time frames and will automatically be applied to customers' plans when they cross the border.

Also effective November 26, 2015, SaskTel launched five new Roam & Relax Travel Add-on plans for customers with heavier wireless usage outside of Canada. These plans are subscription based and can be added on to a plan for customers requiring additional voice or data coverage while travelling for extended amounts of time.

  • The U.S. plans cost from $50.00 per month for 1 GB (Gigabyte) data and 250 voice minutes to $70.00 per month for 2 GB data and 500 voice minutes. Additional data and voice are both charged at 7¢ per MB and 7¢ per minute.
  • The International plans cost from $25.00 per month for 15 voice minutes, $65.00 per month for 30 voice minutes and 20 MB of data, or $100.00 per month for 50 voice minutes and 50 MB of data. Additional data is charged at $1.00 per MB and voice at 50¢ per minute.

"Although we already have great Smartphone plans offering unlimited U.S. texting, our customers told us they require the same level of connectivity when they travel as they have at home," said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "By significantly reducing our U.S. and International roaming rates as well as launching five new travel add-on plans right in time for the holidays, we are able to offer a range of convenient and cost efficient options to customers who want to stay connected without the fear of incurring an excessively high bill."

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.

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Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications
306.777.4476
michelle.englot@sasktel.com