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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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SASKTEL CELL SERVICE IMPROVED IN 4 SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN COMMUNITIES

SaskTel today announced digital cellular coverage improvements in the Dysart, Lipton, Edenwold and Peebles areas. Dysart and Lipton area residents will experience improved coverage along Highway 22 between Dysart and Lipton, as well as Highway 35 north and south of Lipton. Edenwold area customers can expect improved coverage in town and along Highway 364 as well as local grid roads. Customers in Peebles will see improved coverage along Highways 47 and 48.

"SaskTel remains committed to expanding and improving digital cellular service in this province," Minister responsible for SaskTel Deb Higgins said. "These latest initiatives are part of SaskTel's ongoing expansion which will bring SaskTel's total investment in digital cellular service since 1998 to over $161 million."

"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 e-mail, 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."

Digital and 1X 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.

About SaskTel

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 healthcare sector through Hospitality Network, telecommunications consulting service 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 5,100 full-time, part-time and temporary employees. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

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For more information, contact:

Andy Tate
SaskTel
Regina
Phone: 306-777-4548
Email: andy.tate@sasktel.sk.ca
Cell: 306-537-1226

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