This year, like many Aussies, I’m heading out of town and away from the city lights to enjoy a holiday down by the beach. My family and I are heading to the coastal town of Anglesea, where we’ll celebrate New Years and lap up all the joy that the Great Ocean Road region has to offer.
But even as I’m switching off, I like to know that I can still connect with friends and family at home and abroad.
I can’t believe 2014 is almost over and the Christmas holiday period is upon us. Where did the year go?
I love getting away over the Christmas break. Sometimes, as a treat, my family and I head overseas.
I know many of you will be heading off overseas this time of year – especially to destinations by the beach like Indonesia and Thailand where you can really switch off.
Even while I’m unwinding overseas I like to use my mobile – usually to a pull up live maps so I don’t get lost, get recommendations on where to eat and keep in touch with friends and family back at home (and maybe brag a little bit about the great time I am having).
However, we know the cost and complexity of roaming pricing can really hold people back from getting the most out of a smartphone when travelling.
So, just ahead of the Christmas holiday period we’re introducing International Roaming Travel Passes that take the guess work out of using a Telstra mobile overseas.
We know how frustrating it can be when mobile data usage alerts come too late to help you manage your mobile spend. Typically in Australia these alerts can be delayed by up to 48 hours.
For the past few years we’ve been working to fix this. And, today I’m really pleased to let you know that we’re introducing Australia’s first real-time data alerts for our Post-Paid consumer mobile customers.
With our new alerts, when you’ve used 50 per cent, 85 per cent and 100 per cent of your included monthly data allowance we will send you a text message within seconds – even if you’re in the middle of watching a funny cat video!
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