International calling is more mobile than ever

 International calling is more mobile than ever

No matter where you come from, the end of the year is a time for connecting and celebrating with family and friends, wherever they are.
Telstra is making it easier and more affordable to connect with loved ones overseas, with unlimited standard international calls and text from Australia now included on the Go Mobile Plus BYO $79 and above (min cost $948 for 12 months) and Go Mobile Plus $99 (min cost $2,376 for 24 months) and above plans. And, until 6 February 2018, on selected lower end plans.*
Free International calling AustraliaThe move comes as Telstra sees international calls from mobiles continue to rise, with customers from other backgrounds making millions of calls overseas calls each month. Between July and October this year, 4.8 million calls were made to India.
Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager, Tricia Wilson, said the increase in international calls reflected how improved mobile networks allow customers to connect with family and friends overseas while on the go.
“Family bonds are not constrained by borders, and technology is playing a huge role in helping people stay in touch with loved ones spread across multiple continents.”
“Customers are no longer waiting to get home to make an international call, but reaching for the mobile to share news where and when it happens, so it’s important to have an easy and affordable way to stay in touch,” Ms Wilson said.
For a limited time, new and existing customers can make unlimited standard international calls and texts from Australia to selected overseas destinations at no extra cost on Telstra’s Go Mobile Plus and Go Mobile Plus BYO 24 month plans.
“Telstra’s Go Mobile Plus Plans include a generous data allowance to use on Australia’s largest and most reliable mobile network, in addition to a range of extras exclusively available to Telstra mobile customers,” Ms Wilson said.
Plans include standard calls and text from Australia to some of the most popular countries Australians call including India, China, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea, in addition to:

  • Accessing free Telstra Air® Wi-Fi data at over one million Telstra Air hotspots in Australia, and over 20 million Fon Spots overseas; and
  • Data free music streaming of Apple Music.

To celebrate this limited offer, two Telstra branded payphones in Harris Park offered free standard calls to popular international calling destinations. Callers walked down the pink carpet to connect with family and friends in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and went into the running to win a Samsung Galaxy S8.

Things you need to know

Only voice calls and text messages to standard international numbers in selected destinations, whilst in Australia, are eligible. No other usage types (e.g. MMS, video calls and all use overseas) are eligible. Not available to Business Customers.
Apple Music: Data-free on the Telstra Mobile Network. Excludes video streaming and non-music content. You will automatically roll onto a paid subscription when your trial ends unless you cancel earlier. Subscription charges apply. For use in Australia. Data-free on the Telstra Mobile Network. Compatible device required. Full offer terms at Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Music is a trademark of Apple Inc. The spectrum device and ™ are trade marks and ® are registered trade marks of Telstra Corporation Limited ABN 33 051 775 556.

*This offer is only available in the following Telstra branded stores:

Melbourne: 406 Collins Street, Queen Street, Elizabeth Street, Exhibitions Street, Melbourne Central, Melbourne Discovery, Point Cook, Werribee Plaza, Carlton, Epping, Doncaster, The Pines, Victoria Gardens, Camberwell, Box Hill, The Glen, Dandenong and Fountain Gate.
Sydney: Elizabeth Street, George Street Nth, Market Street, World Square, Sydney Discovery, Chatswood, Chatswood Chase, Macquarie Centre, Burwood, Rhodes, Seven Hills, Blacktown, Parramatta, Winston Hills, Castle Towers, Rouse Hill, Merrylands, Wetherill Pare, Liverpool, Carnes Hill, Campsie, Bankstown and Hurstville.
Brisbane: Sunnybank, Mt Gravatt and Australia Fair.
Adelaide: Gouger Street, Rundle Mall, City Cross and Arndale.
Perth: William Street

About the TELSTRA Mobile Network

The Telstra Mobile Network is the largest mobile network in Australia, covering more than 2.4 million square kilometres. The Telstra mobile network reaches 99.4% of the Australian population.

Sunny Pathak

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