Tech & Science Here's how to get free unlimited wi-fi from Telstra at 4,000 public hotspots on June 20

23:06  19 june  2017
23:06  19 june  2017 Source:   Business Insider Australia

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Telecommunications giant Telstra announced today that “ free and unlimited ” wi - fi would be available at 4 , 000 public locations around Australia for Tuesday June 20 only. Below are the connection instructions from the telco if you have a wi - fi device on June 20 at a Telstra Air hotspot , which are

To celebrate, we’re giving everyone access to free and unlimited data at over 4 , 000 Telstra Air hotspots on Tuesday 20 June – World Wi - Fi Day. All you need is a Wi - Fi enabled device, then find a participating public hotspot , like a Telstra Air pink payphone, and get connected.

  Here's how to get free unlimited wi-fi from Telstra at 4,000 public hotspots on June 20 © Provided by Business Insider Inc

Telecommunications giant Telstra announced today that "free and unlimited" wi-fi would be available at 4,000 public locations around Australia for Tuesday June 20 only.

The promotion is to mark the activation of the 1 millionth site in the Telstra Air wi-fi network, activated at Mildura on Monday. Normally, only eligible Telstra customers are able to access the Air hotspots for free, but the gates will be flung open for Tuesday to anyone with a wi-fi device.

Telstra Air general manager Viveca Samuelsson said Australians were "getting savvier" at using wi-fi hotspots instead of using up their mobile data allowances, with Air usage more than doubling in the past 12 months.

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Here ' s how to get on board. There are one million hotspots , but of these, only 4 , 000 are publicly available. You can generally find these at Telstra stores and at payphones with the pink Wi - Fi box on top.

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"With a million hotspots now live, our eligible mobile and broadband customers can tap into free and unlimited Wi-Fi data to stream, share and post at more of their favourite beach areas, parks, shopping precincts and holiday destinations," she said.

Below are the connection instructions from the telco if you have a wi-fi device on June 20 at a Telstra Air hotspot, which are usually located at pink payphone booths and some Telstra retail stores:

Step 1: Open the list of available networks on your mobile device and connect to 'Telstra Free Wi-Fi'

Step 2: A pop up browser should automatically open. If it doesn't:

-Open an internet browser on your device (Safari, Google Chrome, IE etc)

-Try to access any website (Facebook, YouTube)

-This will trigger the portal to open

Step 3: Click 'connect' to accept the Terms and conditions

Step 4: You will see a 'success' screen and can now access free wi-fi

This Australian journalist just had her mobile phone hijacked by hackers and her telco couldn't do anything about it .
An Australian journalist has reported that her telephone number was hijacked by people intent on taking over her identity to draw funds out from her bank accounts. Veteran ABC broadcast journalist Tracey Holmes revealed on Thursday night that someone unknown to her transferred her telephone number to another mobile provider. This is despite her calling Telstra three times to notify suspicious activities she had noticed on her account.

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