Set your home broadband data free with Telstra Air
Posted on June 26, 2015
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This post has been updated.
I’m excited let you know that if you’re an eligible Telstra home broadband customer with a compatible gateway, you can take a little piece of home (your home Wi-Fi data) with you when you’re out and about.
We call it Telstra Air®
It gives Telstra Air members the freedom to get online using their home broadband allowance at millions of hotspots across Australia and abroad.
And, to make it easier and more affordable to connect when travelling, Telstra Air members are able to access their home broadband allowance at hotspots around the world – thanks to an exclusive partnership with world leading Wi-Fi provider Fon.
Telstra Air members can connect at 15 million hotspots overseas in 18 countries including the UK, Spain, Brazil, Japan, France and Germany.
The network is also being created using innovative Wi-Fi sharing technology from Fon that’s being embraced by millions of people in Europe and elsewhere. It works by customers sharing a small portion of their home internet bandwidth in exchange for using their own home broadband allowance at hotspots across the nation and overseas.
We expect Telstra Air will grow rapidly reaching thousands of neighbourhoods and millions of people across the country over the next five years.
Our investment in a national Wi-Fi network is all about giving you more value as a home broadband customer and new options to connect in the places you love spending time — be that when you’re out at your local shopping precinct, relaxing in a park, catching up with mates at a café or looking up maps when you’re visiting Paris or London.
If you’re one of our several million Telstra home broadband customers with an eligible broadband service, including customers on the NBN, you can become a Telstra Air member at no additional charge provided you have a compatible gateway.
Once you’re a member you will be able to find and automatically log into your nearest Telstra Air hotspot with the touch of a button using our Telstra Air app.
How to join Telstra Air
- Eligible Telstra home broadband customers with a compatible gateway can join Telstra Air by visiting telstra.com/air.
- New Telstra home broadband customers can take up an eligible Telstra bundle from Tuesday to receive a Telstra Air compatible gateway and membership to the Telstra Air community at no additional cost.
- Existing eligible Telstra home broadband customers without a compatible gateway can purchase one from Telstra.