Telstra is rolling out public Wi-Fi in Australia's parks, beaches and city malls as part of a trial for a new network expected to grow to 2 million hotspots. And for a limited time, you can get access for free.
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While mobile data usage alerts have traditionally been held back with a 48-hour lag, Telstra will now alert customers within seconds when they reach certain percentages of data use.
The telco has expanded its 700MHz network -- now called 4GX -- to Hobart and Brisbane, with more regional areas coming online soon.
As Telstra prepares to launch its first major public Wi-Fi network, Australians will have free access to 1,000 hotspots -- beaming out of payphones and into major CBD malls -- for a limited time.
The telco says it will expand its 4G coverage to reach 90 percent of Australia by the end of January 2015.
Following in the footsteps of Optus, Telstra will also offer AU$450 credit to customers breaking contract, as well as making its "new phone feeling" deal free for a limited time.
Telstra has revealed that it released customer information for more than 84,000 requests from government agencies in the past financial year, 75,000 of which were warrantless.
The CEO of NBN Co has warned against 'criticising the copper', defending the use of Telstra's existing network to deliver the NBN more quickly and for less money.
Telstra says it has seen a huge increase in telephone scams involving imposter employees tricking customers into disclosing their information.