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SaskTel expects busy holiday calling season

SaskTel is expecting another busy holiday season, with an estimated 710,000 calls on Christmas Day this year.
SaskTel is expecting another busy holiday season, with an estimated 710,000 calls on Christmas Day this year. File / Global News

SaskTel is expecting another busy holiday season, with an estimated 710,000 calls on Christmas Day this year.

That estimate includes 235,000 landline calls and 475,000 wireless calls. SaskTel also projects that customers will send nearly 4.5 million text messages and use more than 95,000 Gigabytes (GB) of data on December 25.

“The holidays are a special time of year to share with the ones that we love and cherish,” said Doug Burnett, Acting SaskTel President and CEO.

“Although the way we connect with our loved ones has changed over the years the spirit of the season remains true. Whether you’re a caller, texter, or face to face video chatter SaskTel has you covered this holiday season. On behalf of everyone at SaskTel, I’d like to wish all of our customers a safe and happy holiday season.”

Roughly 40 per cent of calls made on Christmas Day are expected to be made in Saskatchewan, while about 54 per cent of the calls will be placed to a different province and 6 per cent of calls will go to the United States or other international locations.

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