Telstra Air network
Starting today, eligible Telstra customers can connect to the telco’s network of Wi-Fi hotspots without being charged. (Access passes cost between $6.60 and $23 for non-Telstra customers.) Previously, Telstra home broadband users could connect for free, but this required the user to share a small portion of their home Internet connection publicly.
The network currently encompass more than 250 cities and towns around Australia with thousands of individual hotspots in popular areas. In addition to using Telstra hotspots around Australia, home broadband customers will also be able to use overseas ‘Fon Spots’ for free. (The catch is that you’re not allowed to exceed your usual data allowance.)
To get connected, simply check your eligibility and then sign up to the service. You can also download the Telstra Air app to help you find and connect to hotspots. Alternatively, the nearest hotspots to your location can be found here.