Text mes­sages are re­plac­ing the tra­di­tional Christ­mas Day phone call

The Southwest Booster - - MARKET PLACE -

From Christ­mas Eve through Box­ing Day, wire­less ser­vices are ex­pected to ex­pe­ri­ence a sig­nif­i­cant jump in use. Sask­tel is pro­ject­ing wire­less cus­tomers will send and re­ceive well over 27 mil­lion text mes­sages and place more than 2.55 mil­lion calls. That’s nearly three times the vol­ume of texts and calls made on Mother’s Day; one of the busiest call­ing days in the year.

Although con­nect­ing through a smart­phone or con­nected de­vice is com­ing to be the norm, land­line call­ing re­mains a pop­u­lar way for Saskatchew­an res­i­dents to stay in touch over the hol­i­days. On Christ­mas Day alone Sask­tel ex­pects to see cus­tomers on its land­line voice net­work re­ceive close to 177,000 calls, while some 212,000 calls will be made from within the prov­ince.

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