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How to find free Wi-Fi overseas this holiday season

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Posted on November 28, 2016

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For the first time, our personal mobile customers can now access millions of Wi-Fi hotspots around the world for free, and just in time for the holiday season, writes Ben Simons, Telstra Air Director.

Sharing your holiday snaps in some of the world’s most popular travel destinations has never been easier for Telstra personal mobile customers who can now access free Wi-Fi data at more than 19 million hotspots in more than 15 countries around the world thanks to our Telstra Air partnership with global Wi-Fi provider Fon.

Having to head to a café and order a coffee just to take advantage of café Wi-Fi, or even loitered outside the same cafe later on to sneakily share our holiday snaps is a thing of the past.

So if you’re looking forward to a white Christmas in the UK, starting a South American adventure, or planning a ski trip in Japan, all you need to do is activate Telstra Air before you leave Australia to make the most of the free Wi-Fi on your trip.  If you’re using pre-paid, you’ll also need to have an active recharge to access free Wi-Fi data.

So how does it work?

Log in to the Telstra Air app and connect once before you leave and you’ll connect to Fon’s overseas hotspots automatically whenever you’re in range, so you won’t need to spend your precious holiday time searching for a signal or wondering about who you’re handing your personal info over to when logging in to unfamiliar Wi-Fi networks.

If you’re planning your trip and want to know where you’ll be able to get connected to check your emails, update your Facebook or make your friends jealous with your latest Instagram pic, you can check out the maps on Fon.com that show all 19 million hotspots around the world.

Here’s the top five cities around the world Telstra Air home broadband customers have already been getting connected:

  1. Amsterdam
  2. Brussels
  3. London
  4. Budapest
  5. Madrid

For a full list of hotspots destinations, visit Fon.com.

To see if you’re eligible for Telstra Air, visit Telstra.com/air

The Telstra Air Free Wi-Fi Offer ends 27 March 2017.