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SaskTel reminds CDMA customers of network shutdown

SaskTel reminds CDMA customers of network shutdown

SaskTel is reminding its CDMA customers that effective July 5, 2017, it will be turning down its Code division multiple access (CDMA) network and CDMA devices will no longer function.

CDMA wireless technology is being phased out across the world and CDMA devices and network equipment availability are becoming more costly to repair and difficult to source. As is common across the industry with outdated technology, SaskTel’s roaming partners have confirmed they will be shutting down or beginning to decommission their respective CDMA networks on January 31, 2017. This will result in SaskTel customers losing coverage when leaving Saskatchewan if they continue using their CDMA device.

SaskTel customers can upgrade to a 4G or 4G LTE phone for as low as $0 to take advantage of its superior 4G or 4G LTE network which offers faster speeds, more capable devices, broader coverage, new features and more.

Learn more about the CDMA network turndown and which devices are impacted.

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 sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:

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