Telstra is allowing travelers and locals to enjoy free wifi access on its first 150 free hotspots are Australia.
The hotspots will have free Wi-Fi until early 2015 as part of Telstra’s national Wi-Fi rollout. With nearly another 1000 locations will be trialed with free access by Christmas.
The first places to gain Wi-Fi access are iconic populated areas such as the Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne, King George Square in Brisbane and Hyde Park in Sydney. The Wi-Fi hotspots are located at payphone sites and will also be located in Telstra retail outlets and exchange buildings.
The rollout will continue with the next hotspots to be located in Byron Bay, NSW; Katherine in NT, Launceston, TAS and the Margaret River in WA ahead of Christmas.
When the free Wi-Fi access period is over Telstra’s home broadband customers can use their home internet plan quota allowance at the hotspots across Australia.
Through a partnership with Fon, users can also connect to more than 13 million Fon-enabled hotspots overseas again their usage can be deducted from their household broadband plans.
Users without a Telstra Internet home service or Telstra users that do not wish use their home internet quote can instead pay for the wireless access directly via the hotspot for a small charge using guest passes.
For the full list and to find your nearest hotspot go to Telstra.com/wifi.
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