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Free calls to Santa from Telstra Phoneboxes across Australia

Aussie kids can now chat directly to Santa in the North Pole from one of 2000 Telstra festive payphones across the country!

This festive season, Telstra has switched on a Christmas miracle, offering Aussie kids a direct line to Santa Claus himself!

With nearly 2,000 of the 14,500 Telstra payphones across Australia now transformed into magical portals to the North Pole, children can place their calls to Santa for free, sharing their Christmas wishlists directly with our favourite jolly fella!

This heartwarming Free Calls to Santa initiative, running until Christmas Eve, ensures that the spirit of Christmas is just a phone call away, allowing kids throughout the country to interact and engage in delightful conversations right up until the big night! Kids can ask about the weather in the North Pole, what snacks they should leave out for Santa and his reindeer, or have one last chance to plead their case on whether they’ve been naughty or nice this year!

Spotting a Santa-ready payphone is easy—just look for the charming decorative decals on the telephone boxes, and you know you’re just a phone call away from chatting with Santa. To find the closest one to you, simply visit Telstra’s festive payphone map.

So, how do you actually make that all-important call to Santa?

  1. Locate Your Nearest Telstra Payphone
    Use Telstra’s payphone finder on their website or Google Maps for an interactive experience.
  2. Dial #HO HO HO
    That’s #46 46 46 on the keypad.
  3. Get Ready with Your Wish List
    Prepare a few questions for Santa, and don’t forget to share your Christmas wishes!

If you want to avoid the crowded shopping centres to visit Santa this year in the lead-up to Christmas, Telstra payphones offer a stress-free connection to the North Pole instead. It’s also an excellent opportunity to teach children about using payphones in emergencies, with each payphone having a unique number, allowing kids to experience the charm of old-fashioned phone calls.

Telstra has seen a surge in usage since making standard national and mobile calls from payphones free in August 2021. Over 23 million free calls have been made in the past year, highlighting the importance of these payphones in the community.

Telstra’s Free Calls to Santa is part of their ‘Hello Christmas’ campaign, a celebration of the unique Aussie festive spirit, inviting families across Australia to participate in this joyous and free activity. Whether you’re in the CBD or Sellicks Beach, a magical call to Santa is just a payphone away, so don’t miss this chance to make your Christmas wishes directly to Santa!

For more info on Telstra’s Hello Christmas and Free Calls to Santa initiative, click here.

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