Australian telecom giant makes public pay phones free

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Australia's largest telecommunications company Telstra Corp. announced Tuesday that people are now able to make free calls across the country using its network of more than 15,000 public pay phones. The traditionally coin-operated phones will no longer require payment to send texts or make calls of up to six hours to fixed-line and mobile numbers as long as they are within Australia, in a move the telecommunications giant hopes will benefit the country's most vulnerable people. Despite the decline of pay phones since the introduction of mobile devices, publicly available phones remain a critic...

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