Sasktel is waiving all data overage fees for its customers for the next few months.
The province’s internet and phone provider will not be charging business or consumer customers who go over their data on SaskTel’s postpaid Wireless plans, noSTRINGSPrepaid, wireless plans or SaskTel fusion Internet plans, something they’ve done before during the pandemic.
The changes will be in effect from April 12th to June 31st. Sasktel says they’re doing it to support people online learning or working from home during the COVID-19 stay at home.
Minister Responsible for SaskTel Don Morgan says that with COVID-19 variants sending more people back home while still having to do their day to day, this move can help alleviate one stressor, with consumers not having to deal with overages before the school year ends.
No fees on data overages adds on to Sasktel home internet plans having unlimited usage already, something they say has kept families and friends connected during the pandemic.
SaskTel is the latest provincially owned business to offer a rebate of some kind during the pandemic. SGI will be giving their consumers a one-time payment of $285 on average back on their car premiums, and Saskpower customers are getting a 10 per cent bill reduction, which will equate to an average of $131 per customer this year, the province says.