As the year comes to a close and many of us prepare to head to our favourite holiday hot spots, I’d like to say a big THANK-YOU for the year that was!

I moved into the Social Media team about six months ago and have loved connecting to all of you across our channels, from writing blogs to managing the community on our Google+ page.

And while it’s been a trip, we’re getting ready for next year by switching off over the holidays to recharge our batteries.

We’ll be back at 100 per cent from January 6th to bring you the latest news, tech insights and device updates in 2014. Not only that, but we’ll be ramping things up with a new design, so keep your eyes peeled!

And while we’ll be shutting down for a couple of weeks, there will be plenty going on in the world of Telstra to keep you entertained.

This year we’re a proud sponsor of the Sydney New Years Eve celebrations and we’re launching an app that helps you connect with friends and family on the night.

The official NYE app

And don’t forget that Telstra customers can grab $10 movie tickets with Telstra Thanks for all the blockbusters this summer, including Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, American Hustle and Ender’s Game.

Of course, we’re not leaving you alone completely! If you need help with your Telstra services over the Christmas period, head over to the following places and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Have an amazing holiday and I hope we can connect again in the New Year!

Note: Telstra Exchange will not be moderated throughout the holiday period of 22 December – 6 January.