Telstra extends free Telstra Air offer to 30 September

Alex Kidman 16 April 2016

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Telstra customers can utilise its public Wi-Fi service for nothing for an additional three months.

Telstra's public Wi-Fi network, Telstra Air will be made free for all Telstra customers to utilise for free for an additional three months until at least 30 September 2016.

Initially, Telstra set up its Telstra Air service as a customer acquisition strategy, partnering with global provider Fon to offer Telstra customers free access to a network of hotspots in return for opening up their home network as part of the nationwide service.

Telstra initially trialled the service free for anyone -- not just Telstra customers -- before making it available only to Telstra customers, but free until 30 June 2016. Up until quite recently, it was advertising that select Telstra plans would then get 10GB of Telstra Air usage after 30 June 2016 alongside their mobile plan quota to use each month.

It appears that the nation's biggest telco has changed its mind on this score, instead deciding to make Telstra Air free for an additional three months until 30 September 2016. That offer is open to all Telstra broadband and mobile customers, however to take advantage of access to overseas Fon network hotspots, you do have to be Telstra broadband customer with a Telstra Gateway hooked up to the Telstra Air network, which involves sharing a portion of your broadband connection (but not your quota) to anyone connecting to Telstra Air nearby.

Telstra's own Telstra Air hotspots stand out somewhat thanks to its decision to make them bright pink. Still, if you're having trouble finding one, Telstra also provides an app for Android or iOS users to find nearby Telstra Air locations.

You can check out our full guide to Telstra's contract mobile plans here.

Picture: TK Kurikawa / Shutterstock.com

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