Users of "" email address will not be charged for the email service in the coming months.

SaskTel announced on Thursday that it planned to charge users $1.95 per month on their bills in the coming months for the service.

On Friday afternoon, Minister responsible for SaskTel Don Morgan released the following statement: 

Following the decision from SaskTel earlier this week to implement a monthly fee for email users, I have spoken with Saskatchewan residents and heard their concerns.

As a result, I have instructed SaskTel to keep email addresses free of charge for SaskTel subscribers.

This change will positively affect approximately 88,000 Saskatchewan residents. 

The Government of Saskatchewan and SaskTel will continue to work hard to deliver the best and most affordable possible service for SaskTel users.