SaskTel Expands 5G Network Coverage in Rural Saskatchewan

SaskTel Expands 5G Network Coverage in Rural Saskatchewan

Mar 17, 2024 | 8:23am
SaskTel announced the launch of 5G on 30 additional cell sites serving rural communities and highway corridors across Saskatchewan. “At SaskTel, we’re firmly committed to being the best at connecting our customers to the world,” said Charlene Gavel, SaskTel President and CEO. “The continued rollout of our 5G network will strengthen the technological foundation of […]
SaskTel recycling old phones to help people escape domestic violence

SaskTel recycling old phones to help people escape domestic violence

Nov 18, 2023 | 9:53am
SaskTel is asking its customers to contribute to the Phones for a Fresh Start (PFFS) program, facilitating a meaningful impact on those affected by domestic violence and young individuals transitioning out of Ministry of Social Services care. Through the program, SaskTel collects and recycles old cell phones and cell phone accessories and uses the proceeds […]
SaskTel waiving fees for Israel

SaskTel waiving fees for Israel

Oct 13, 2023 | 3:29pm
With the ongoing situation in the middle East, SaskTel has waived long distance charges for people trying to get in touch with Israel. Effective immediately and until the end of October, that also includes international text messaging fees. SaskTel has done similar fee waiving for major international conflicts and events.

UPDATE: Issues resolved – Sasktel experiencing issues leading to 911 difficulties

Mar 26, 2023 | 7:10am

The Saskatchewan RCMP shared information this morning that SaskTel customers were experiencing issues when placing calls. The problem was impacting calls to local police and 911 for service. People calling may not have been able to hear a response when it’s seemingly answered or the line disconnected. The issue began before 1 a.m. last night […]

SaskTel President and CEO announces plan to retire

Feb 13, 2023 | 11:16am

SaskTel President and CEO Doug Burnett announced that he is retiring later this year. The SaskTel Board of Directors announced that Burnett has decided to retire sometime at the end of May or early June 2023 timeframe. SaskTel Board Chair Grant Kook said the board is extremely grateful for Burnett’s leadership during his tenure. “Doug […]

SaskTel waives text messaging fees to Turkey, Syria

Feb 8, 2023 | 4:34pm

SaskTel has announced that it will waive long-distance and text message fees from Canada to Syria and Turkey to ensure its customers can contact loved ones impacted by the recent earthquake. The plan is effective Thursday and continues through till the end of the month. “In times of crisis, it’s important that we come together […]

SaskTel says more rural communities receive improved services

Feb 8, 2023 | 9:27am

  SaskTel has partnered with a rural community group, South Saskatchewan Ready, to bring Infininet, the fibre broadband network, to several communities in southern Saskatchewan. SaskTel says the communities of Bengough, Coronach, Rockglen and Willow Bunch are included in the new network. SaskTel says its Community Partnership program has been used by more than 30 […]

SaskTel expands 5G service in rural Saskatchewan

Jan 30, 2023 | 10:33am

  SaskTel has expanded its 5G reach in rural Saskatchewan. SaskTel says 5G offers hyper-fast data speed, bringing a new level of wireless connectivity to residents and businesses across Saskatchewan. Powered by Samsung, SaskTel says 5G offers data-driven smart solutions for agriculture and other industries to expand economic development. The communities include Bethune, Hodgeville, Leader, […]

Minister for SaskTel tells crown to keep email addresses free

Jan 20, 2023 | 3:58pm

The Minister Responsible for SaskTel has told the crown corporation not to go ahead with its decision to charge internet customers for their SaskTel email. “Following the decision from SaskTel earlier this week to implement a monthly fee for email users, I have spoken with Saskatchewan residents and heard their concerns,” Minister Don Morgan said. […]

Sasktel to End “Free” Email Addresses

Jan 19, 2023 | 5:18am

Some major changes are coming for Sasktel customers. Currently Sasktel customers receive free email addresses as part of subscription to internet services. But in April that is going to change. The telecom crown sent out a message to customers at the start of January saying the previously free email addresses would now cost $1.95 per […]