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News Release – April 14, 2008
SaskTel today announced digital cellular coverage improvements in the Pasqua Lake area. Customers can expect improved coverage to Echo Valley Provincial Park, Pasqua First Nation and along Highways 10 and 35.”Saskatchewan benefits from one of the most extensive cellular networks available anywhere, along with the latest in wireless devices and services,” Crown Corporations Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. “SaskTel’s efforts to deliver even better coverage to Saskatchewan residents and the business community continue with this latest announcement.”
“SaskTel understands that reliable coverage is critical for many of our customers and digital service with 1X functionality improves call clarity, enhances privacy and provides wireless customers with access to email, corporate databases and the Internet,” SaskTel president and CEO Robert Watson said. “We will continue to evaluate the network to provide our cellular customers with the latest wireless technologies over the largest wireless network in the province.”
These latest improvements are part of SaskTel’s ongoing expansion which will bring SaskTel’s total investment in digital cellular service to over $170 million.
Digital cellular service provides advanced functionality that allows customers to use the newest and most innovative services such as sending and receiving text, picture and video messages, communicating via push-to-talk service, browsing the Internet, downloading video clips, watching streaming video, performing banking transactions and accessing real-time information such as news, weather and stock quotes all from their cell phone.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, offering competitive voice, data, dial-up and high speed Internet, entertainment and multimedia services, security, web hosting, text and messaging services, and cellular and wireless data services over its digital networks. The Corporation also provides security monitoring services through SecurTek, directory services through DirectWest, in-room communications services to the health care sector through Hospitality Network, telecommunications consulting and software solutions through SaskTel International and an out-of-province sales and service channel in Alberta and British Columbia. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 5,200 full-time, part-time and temporary employees. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.
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