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SaskTel expects Mother’s Day to be busy again this year

SaskTel expects Mother’s Day to be busy again this year

SaskTel is expecting another busy Mother’s Day with customers forecasted to make approximately 1,130,000 calls on Sunday May 14th. That estimate includes nearly 330,000 landline calls and approximately 800,000 wireless calls. SaskTel also projects that customers will send more than 10 million text messages and use approximately 97,000 gigabytes (GB) of data on that day.

“Although the way we connect with our loved ones has changed over the years, it’s clear that Mother’s Day continues to hold special meaning for our customers. Year over year we see the amount of network traffic continue to grow and evolve, shifting from home phone calls to cellphone calls, text messages, data messages, and video calls. It gives us a great sense of pride and satisfaction knowing that what we do allows our customers to connect with their loved ones on this special day and every day throughout the year,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO.

SaskTel has a few tips for those who still prefer to call mom 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.
  • It’s best to place direct-dialed calls instead of operator-assisted calls.
  • Callers should also check the phone number before they dial.
  • 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.

Mothers day calling stats

About SaskTel

SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 616,000 wireless accesses, 383,000 wireline network accesses, 275,000 Internet accesses and 110,000 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 sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Jacobs, SaskTel Manager of External Communications
Phone: 306.777.3433
E-mail: greg.jacobs@sasktel.com