SaskTel to start charging $25 data transfer fee on February 8

The fee will apply when an employee transfers the contents of your old phone to your new one


SaskTel will reportedly charge a $25 data transfer fee starting February 8th, according to an internal email obtained by MobileSyrup.

The carrier will charge the fee when a SaskTel employee transfers a customer’s data, including pictures, videos, contacts and apps to their new device during activation.

In the email, SaskTel notes that the fee is being introduced because the transfer process can be time-consuming, especially for devices with large storage capacity. Further, the carrier outlines that several other carriers already charge a fee for data transfers.

It seems that the fee can be waived for business customers and customers who book an in-store appointment online.

The email also states that the fee application will be monitored on a weekly basis to ensure that it is being charged appropriately.

MobileSyrup has reached out to SaskTel for confirmation and more information.

Update 08/02/21 10:20am ET: SaskTel has confirmed to MobileSyrup that the change has been implemented as of February 8th.