SaskTel has announced it will be waiving wireless data charges and offering free TV channels to assist customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company states they will be waiving “all data overage charges for SaskTel Wireless (postpaid and prepaid) and fusion Internet customers who will be working from home and remotely,” from March 17 to 31, 2020. There will also be no data overage charges for SaskTel customers in Canada for both consumer and business postpaid plans, and noSTRINGS Prepaid wireless plans or SaskTel fusion Internet plans.
“SaskTel’s internet plans are already unlimited, so our customers can use as much as needed during this time with the peace of mind of having no additional fees or throttling of data,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO, in a statement. “In order to ensure our Wireless and fusion Internet customers also have peace of mind during this difficult time, SaskTel will waive all data overage charges on their plans to help support our customers who will be working from home amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.”
Also going free will be the following channels for maxTV and maxTV Stream customers to keep them informed and families entertained:
- CTV News Channel (16/316)
- CBC News Network (15/315)
- LCN (266), Family (130/430)
- Family Jr (133/433)
- Family CHRGD (97)
These channels will be available for free until March 31, 2020.
SaskTel says these changes will be applied automatically for customers. “Keeping our customers and employees connected, healthy and safe is our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic,” concludes the company.
The move by SaskTel comes as other wireless carriers such as Rogers, Telus and Bell waive a variety of charges, including wireless data overages for travellers and home internet data usage during the COVID-19 pandemic.