Telstra will be providing free access to its Telstra Air Wi-Fi hotspots around the country as part of World Wi-Fi Day.Launched by the Wireless Broadband Alliance earlier in the year, World Wi-Fi Day, which will take place on June 20, is “an initiative that will accelerate affordable wireless connectivity around the world”.
“The Wireless Broadband Alliance is encouraging cities, government bodies, fixed and mobile operators, technology vendors, internet giants and service providers, as well as retailers, to come together to deliver connectivity to everyone, everywhere,” the Wireless Broadband Alliance stated upon its launch.
Telstra will be offering free Wi-Fi from June 17 to June 20, Telstra (acting) head of Wi-Fi Dan Kelly has advised via a blog post.
Kelly has advised that “anyone with a Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone, tablet or other device will be able to surf, share or stream for free” at Air Wi-Fi hotspots around Australia.
Wi-Fi users will be able to access free Wi-Fi by connecting to “Telstra Free Wi-Fi” when in range of a participating Telstra Wi-Fi hotspot, accessing 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi, with users able to reconnect for successive 30 minute sessions.
Further information can be found here.