Kyabram Free Press

Telstra dials up vax rewards

- By Myles Peterson

Telstra has taken the unusual step of changing its mobile network name to #Letsvaxx as it throws its support behind the COVID-19 vaccinatio­n push.

“Telstra is urging its customers and the wider Kyabram community to get vaccinated as soon as they’re eligible, with a change to our network name on compatible devices and consumer rewards for those who are fully vaccinated,” a spokespers­on for the telco said.

“These offers will reward customers in Kyabram who are fully vaccinated and is another way we’re getting behind Australia’s vaccinatio­n push.”

Along with the name change, Telstra has rolled out a reward scheme for the fully vaccinated.

Telstra chief executive Andrew Penn said customers would be awarded with extra loyalty points.

“This is a global emergency and to beat this we need to come together — just as we’ve done in the face of natural disasters and hardships gone by. I urge Australian­s to get vaccinated as soon as possible and we want to reward our customers for doing so,” he said.

Telstra is rewarding its vaccinated employees to the value of $200, according to Mr Penn.

“Australian­s getting vaccinated will make an incredible difference — we can help protect each other, lessen the financial hardship on families and reduce the toll on our wellbeing caused by the uncertaint­y and isolation from rolling lockdowns,” he said.

“To help ease the burden and boredom of lockdowns, we’re also giving all our Telstra Plus members, regardless of their vaccinatio­n status, a digital care package that includes a Telstra TV Box Office movie on us, discounts on a food delivery service and access to discounts in the Telstra

Plus Rewards store.”

The bonus comes as the Victorian Government last week moved away from a COVID-19 eliminatio­n strategy and instead put the full focus on fully vaccinatin­g 80 per cent of eligible children and adults across the state.

The 80 per cent vaccinatio­n rate has been agreed by National Cabinet as the point at which states and territorie­s will move away from imposing lockdowns.

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