February 25, 2013
Callers may hear a phone message when they dial 7 digits for a local call, reminding them that they must dial 10 digits in future. The call will be automatically completed (during peak calling hours not all calls may receive the announcement). *
SaskTel wireless customers will be sent a text message indicating that text messages sent without an area code beginning May 11 will not be completed. *
May 11, 2013
Mandatory 10-digit dialing for local calls begins across the province of Saskatchewan for all SaskTel business and residential customers. Callers must dial 10 digits – area code plus the phone number – or the call will not be completed. *
Text messages sent without an area code will not be completed. *
* Existing 3-digit numbers such as 911, 611 and 411 will continue to be 3-digit numbers and won't be affected.
Please note: all dates are tentative and subject to change.