Been enjoying the free pink Telstra Wi-Fi hotspots? You're about to be cut off.
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They were always intended as trial hotspots with, up until now, no defined "end" to their trial status. In a blog post on Telstra's Exchange Blog, Neil Louise writes that the plan is to cut "free" access to the hotspots progressively from June 15.
During the trial period, more than 1.5 million unique devices connected to the nationwide network. The network will go offline progressively to allow for hotspot upgrades, and when it returns, it will offer "free" access to existing Telstra customers, as well as paid options for other customers, although Telstra's yet to announce what that pricing will be.