Text messages are replacing the traditional Christmas Day phone call
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.