The latest free internet TV service is coming to Telstra customers this weekend.
Viasat, which also operates a free fibre broadband service, will be offering a new mobile app, which it claims will help Telstra users get online faster.
The app will be free to download from the Telstra app store on Friday, and will include a searchable menu, and a number of features.
It will allow users to check availability of different services, including video and VoIP, as well as search for an online address to contact the company, and set up and manage an account.
Telstra says the service is the company’s most significant digital product launch since it launched a new website in April.
Telastar’s website also features a video guide for users to help them set up a free Telstra mobile app account.
It says Telstra has also launched a “free online voice and text” service to help people connect with their friends and family via mobile phones, and that Telstra is working on making its mobile app available in more languages.
Telstar and Telstra’s Optus internet customers will also be getting the new mobile service.
It’s not the first time Telstra will be adding free internet services to its customers, with previous services including Sky and Virgin offering free mobile access to Telstar customers.
Telcos have been using their Telstra Mobile network to offer free internet to their customers for some time, as part of their plan.
However, some Telstra subscribers are frustrated with the company continuing to charge them for services they have no intention of using, such as VoIP services.
Telspaces customers have been complaining about being billed more than they are entitled to, as they do not have a plan that covers what services are available on the Telstar network, and what data they are paying for.
The Telstra Media Entertainment Plan is a standard for Telstra, and costs $69 a year for its main data plan and $69 for other mobile plans.
It covers the full cost of data, video, voice and texts, plus an additional $3 per month for a SIM card.