Have yourself a merry little chat with the big man in red this festive season!

There’s possibly no one busier than Santa at this time of year but despite millions of toys to sort and naughty and nice lists to double-check, the jolly old fella will also be making the time to answer his phone.

In the lead up to Christmas (December 6th – December 24th), Telstra will be offering Free Calls to Santa via any one of their 15,000 payphones.

Getting Santa on the blower is easy, simply dial #HOHOHO (#464646) on any Telstra payphone and kids will be put in direct contact with the white-bearded man himself.

With Telstra’s payphones free for all calls within Australia, this is perfect opportunity for children to learn how to locate and use a payphone.

This is not only a fun activity for kids around Australia but an educational one.

With Telstra’s payphones free for all calls within Australia, it is a great chance for children to learn how to locate and use a payphone, a great resource for kids should they need to contact a parent or caregiver at any given time.

In keeping with the Christmas spirit, Telstra will be donating to the Salvation Army for every call made to Santa’s Hotline.*

Telstra Group Executive, Consumer and Small Business, Michael Ackland said that this year was particularly special for family and friends reconnecting, but social distancing is still an important consideration.

“It still won’t be easy this year to whisper a Christmas wish list into Santa’s ear in person, so the next best thing is to give Santa a direct call and let him know what you really want to see under the tree,” Mr Ackland said.

To find your closest Telstra payphone, follow the link HERE.

*Telstra will donate $1 per call to #HOHOHO (#464646) to the Salvation Army, up to a predetermined amount.

Telstra will be donating to the Salvation Army for every call made to Santa’s Hotline.