Tag: saskTel

SaskTel acquires AWS-1 spectrum from WIND Mobile

Coming off the news of Wind Mobile dishing out its AWS-1 spectrum in Manitoba to MTS for $45 million, the carrier has also offloaded some of its spectrum to Saskatchewan-based carrier SaskTel. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but SaskTel acquired two blocks of AWS-1 spectrum (20 MHz). In an email statement to…

MTS customers can now make mobile payments on select Android phones

MTS customers can now make mobile payments with the TD Canada Trust app, as long as they have an NFC SIM card and one of the 18 supported devices. The announcement comes from EnStream, the facilitator between the banks and service providers, which claims that with the addition of SaskTel (which we wrote about last…

SaskTel teases upcoming mobile payment solution

Regional communications provider, SaskTel, has teased an upcoming mobile payment product on Twitter, publicizing its intention to enter the burgeoning tech space. The company tweeted out a generic-looking picture of a phone inside a wallet, claiming, “Soon you can get the security & convenience of credit card payments using your SaskTel phone!” While the company isn’t…

SaskTel announces new wireless billing system

In October 2013, the CRTC implemented the Wireless Code of Conduct, instructing Canadian operators to make adjustments to various billing practices to better inform customers of roaming and data fees. At the time, SaskTel noted that its billing system were “not technically capable of monitoring data roaming and data overage charges in real time,” and that…

The unique challenges of SaskTel, a regional powerhouse

You won’t find a more approachable chief executive than SaskTel’s Ron Styles. Slightly hunched as he leans in across an enormous boardroom table at Toronto’s most stuffy anachronism, the Fairmont Royal York, he’s talking about SaskTel’s enormous achievements in 2014. “Our data usage increased 61% last year,” he says, buoyed by the rise of smartphone…

SaskTel puts BlackBerry devices on sale, Classic drops to $0 and Passport to $99

SaskTel customers, or potential SaskTel customers, who have been waiting for the carrier to drop the prices of the latest BlackBerry smartphones can now rest easy. For a limited time, SaskTel has chopped the cost of the 2-year contract price on the Classic to $0 and the Passport to $99. Other carriers are still offering…

SaskTel and MTS set to release the Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung previously announced the Galaxy Note Edge would come to Canada through Rogers and Bell on February 18th. Now, while there is no date listed, Saskatchewan regional carrier SaskTel has confirmed the two-sided display device is “coming soon” to its lineup. The price of the Note Edge is also missing but you can expect it…

BlackBerry Classic coming soon to SaskTel

Rogers, Bell and Virgin Mobile have all confirmed the release of the upcoming BlackBerry Classic. Heading over to Saskatchewan reveals regional carrier SaskTel is also giving the thumbs up to the Classic as they’ve now listed it as “coming soon.” Unfortunately, there’s no indication of the price point SaskTel will launch with, but you can…

Nokia Lumia 830 now available in Canada

After a slight delay, the latest Windows Phone 8.1-powered device has officially launched in Canada. The LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia 830 sports a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 400 SoC, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 10MP PureView camera with OIS, 2,200mAh battery and comes with built-in Qi wireless charging. So far, Rogers has listed the Lumia 830…

SaskTel celebrates 25 years of wireless service in Saskatchewan

Regional carrier SaskTel is currently celebrating its 25th year of offering cellular service in Saskatchewan. The official anniversary was on August 8th and Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO, said the “cellular service and network access has allowed Saskatchewan people to become citizens of our global world. We are very proud to have brought a…

LG G3 review

I don’t envy the decisions made inside the walls of manufacturers like LG. After proving deft at creating high-end smartphones that excel in practically every area, further improvement is to be found in the nooks of refinement, not the broad strokes that we saw in years past. With the G3, LG has fashioned a beautiful…

SaskTel comes out with new monthly rate plans, offers up unlimited data

Regional carrier SaskTel has announced a number of new plans, and some humour along with them. Those in the Saskatchewan can check out the four restructured voice and data plans that range in price from $60 to $100 per month. What was once the $70 unlimited plan now has been capped at 10GB data. The two…

SaskTel releases the Sony Xperia E1 and the Huawei Ascend Y530

Regional carrier SaskTel has made space on its shelves for a couple new Android devices. The Sony Xperia E1 and the Huawei Ascend Y530 are both priced at $0 on a 2-year contract — or $129.99 for the E1 and $119.99 for the Y530 no-term. The Ascend Y530 is an entry level Android that runs…

Rugged PTT Sonim Bolt 2 XP5560IS lands at SaskTel

Just like that, SaskTel has added yet another rugged push-to-talk (PTT) device to its lineup. The Sonim Bolt 2 XP5560IS can be yours to drop, throw, freeze, text, make calls, check your email and surf the web with. This has a similar design to the other Sonin handsets (pictured above) and is “certified by the…

Rugged Sonim Bolt 2 XP5560 now available at SaskTel

SaskTel has released one of two new rugged Sonim devices. The Bolt 2 XP5560 is a Push-to-talk (PTT) phone and is meant for heavy wear and tear. This 190 gram phone is IP-68 and certified for the US military to handle “extreme temperatures, vibration/shock, rain, blowing sand/dust, humidity.” The Bolt 2 has a 2-inch QVGA…

SaskTel releases the Nexus 5 and HTC Desire 601

The famous “coming soon” label has been removed and SaskTel has officially added the Nexus 5 and the HTC Desire 601 to their lineup. Both run Android, Nexus 5 with KitKat and Desire 601 with Jelly Bean, and the prices are in line with what other Canadian carriers are selling them for – 16GB Nexus…

SaskTel adds a couple of rugged Sonim devices to its PTT network

The selection of push-to-talk (PTT) devices are limited and it seems that SaskTel is taking full advantage of what’s available to them. ‘Coming Soon’ are a couple rugged devices from Sonim, specifically the Bolt 2 XP5560IS and the Bolt 2 XP5560. Both of these can take a beating and are certified by the military to…