We’re fast approaching that time of year when our calendars become jam packed with work parties, family BBQs and social catch ups as we march towards the end of the year – it’s called the silly season for a reason!

Telstra Smart Touch Pre-Paid smartphoneIn an ever expanding global community, it’s also that time of year when we reach out to family and friends living overseas to catch up on their news and wish them a happy festive season and a prosperous new year ahead.

With 5.3 million Australians – a quarter of the population – born overseas and about 800,000 Australians working abroad*, there are plenty of reasons to pick up the phone to hear some familiar voices.

For that very reason, from today until 18th February 2013 the Telstra Pre-Paid Simplicity® offer will be giving you even more international calling value.

We’re offering reduced calling rates on our Telstra Pre-Paid Simplicity® offer to some of our most popular calling destinations including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, so you can spread the festive cheer to these countries from as little as 5c per minute and zero flagfall.

For the full list of international calling rates visit here.

Feel free to leave a comment below – I’d love to hear where the strangest place you’ve called home from is too.

*Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011