SaskTel has been providing Canada with telecommunications services for over 80 years. They have been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp. Canada Inc.
Pros: If you talk mostly on nights and weekends, they have a discounted plan to accommodate.
Cons: Their regular rates can get confusing, with a different rate for the first two minutes of the call.
All calls made with SaskTel are charged at 25 cents for each of the first two minutes of each call, and 15 cents per minute thereafter. Subscribers can choose instead to have all evening and weekend charged at 5 cents each. Daytime calls are then billed at 38 cents per minute.
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Customer Service: You can reach a SaskTel representative during normal business hours Monday through Friday at their toll free number. E-mail support is also available.
Credit Check: None
Payment Options: You can pay for your SaskTel minutes with a credit card on their website, or with cash or credit at any retail outlet.
Text and Picture Messaging: Incoming messages are free. Outgoing are 15 cents each. For 6 dollars you can purchase a bundle of 100 messages. Additional messages are 15 cents each. For 13 dollars a month you can get unlimited text messaging. Picture and video messages are available for 75 cents each.
Data Plans: SaskTel prepaid offers unlimited mobile web browsing for 5 dollars per month.
Downloadables: Ringtones, games, and wallpapers are available for fees ranging from $1.50 to 12 dollars.
International Calling: International calling is available for varying rates. Call customer service for information on specific countries.
Roaming Charges: Roaming with SaskTel in Canada comes with no extra charge, though there are limitations. Visit their website for more information. Roaming to the U.S. is not available.
Calling Features: Call waiting, conference calling, call waiting, and voicemail are available at no additional charge. Caller ID is available for 1 dollar per month.
Activation Fee: There is no fee to activate your SaskTel prepaid account if you purchase a phone from them. There is a 25 dollar activation fee to bring your own phone to SaskTel.
Long Distance: Long distance calls within Canada and to the U.S. are 35 cents per minute plus normal airtime rates.
411 Calls: Directory assistance is available for an additional fee. Call customer service for rates.
Earliest Minute Expiration: Both the 20 and 50 dollar SaskTel airtime cards expire in 60 days.
911 Calls: A 59-cent 911 fee is charged monthly to each prepaid account.
Phones: SaskTel offers a number of high end phones, as well as a few lower end models. Unfortunately, the subsidies require a service commitment. Prepaid customers must pay the retail price of the phone.
Some Available Cell Models: Sanyo 7050
LG 550 Fusic