Aussies are a nation of internet lovers. In fact, we love it so much we even take it on holidays with us!

According to new research from Telstra* three-quarters (74%) of Australians say they connect to the internet when on holidays with more than half of us (56%) packing a mobile broadband device to connect when we’re away.

Parents are also turning to internet-enable devices when heading away with the family these school holidays. Telstra research** also found that 89 per cent of parents with children between three and 16 said having an internet device  for the kids to use makes long car journeys easier. Over two-thirds of parents (69%) said the best thing about the kids using these devices is the ability for them to entertain themselves.

With the school holidays now upon us and many of us heading away with family it’s a good time of year to think about how to connect when we’re away from home.

We have introduced a new Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband offer called simply Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband.

The top benefits of this new offer include:

  • Generous data inclusions and credit expiry. The new offers give customers generous data inclusions (to use in Australia) and expiry periods on our most popular recharge values. Our $50 recharge now comes with 4GB of data to use in Australia over 60 days – that’s an additional 1GB and 30 extra days compared to our existing Telstra Pre-Paid Data+ Cap offer.
  • Australia’s Best mobile network. The Telstra Mobile Network is Australia’s largest and most reliable mobile network, covering 2.3 million square kilometres including 7,500 km of Australian Highways not covered by any other mobile network.
  • Simplified offers. Customers can take out Telstra Pre- Paid Mobile Broadband offer with any device — tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots and dongles.

Pre- Paid Mobile Broadband is a great choice for families and others that need a flexible and reliable mobile data connection.

We’ve also got some great Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband devices on offer so customers get the best out of their connection. My favourite is the new Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate, which can connect up to 10 wi-fi enabled devices.

For more information on the Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband offer visit the Telstra website.

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* This research was conducted by Pure Profile on behalf of Telstra in June 2014 on a representative sample of 1,000 Australians aged 18+ in metro and regional Australia. ** This research was conducted by Pure Profile on behalf of Telstra June 2014 on a representative sample of 710 parents with young and teenage children (aged 3-16) who plan to take a trip these July school holidays in metro and regional Australia. THE TELSTRA MOBILE NETWORK OFFERS 4G IN ALL CAPITAL CBDS AND ASSOCIATED AIRPORTS, MANY SURROUNDING SUBURBAN AREAS AND IN OVER 300 REGIONAL AREAS. YOU’LL AUTOMATICALLY SWITCH TO OUR FASTEST AVAILABLE 3G IN OTHER COVERAGE AREAS AROUND AUSTRALIA. CHECK COVERAGE AT telstra.com/coverage.