Anti-vaxxers are going to collapse as Telstra changes its mobile network name to #LetsVaxx and offers fully jaded customers up to $3,500 in credit
- Aussie telco Telstra the latest company actively promoting Covid vaccinations
- CEO Andrew Penn said the company wanted to help get through the pandemic
- Some customers were on board, others were furious at the ‘fear mongering’
- Telstra account users see ‘Telstra #Letsvaxx’ on their iPhone screen
Leading Australian telco provider Telstra has put anti-vaxxers in trouble by changing the way the network name is displayed on customers’ mobile phones to ‘Telstra #LetsVaxx’.
Other Telstra users praised the company for encouraging Australians to get the jab amid rising Covid-19 cases and lockdowns in NSW and Victoria.
Telstra CEO Andrew Penn said the change was made so that the Telco can help drive Australia out of the pandemic.
Anti-vaxxers have been left furious after Telstra changed its network name to #LetsVaxx (pictured, a Telstra store branch in Sydney)
How the vaccination message is displayed for iphone users with Telstra accounts across Australia
“This is a global emergency and to prevent this we must come together…I urge Australians to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” he said.
“Australians who get vaccinated will make an incredible difference – we can help protect each other, reduce financial hardship for families and reduce the toll on our well-being caused by the uncertainty and isolation of advancing lockdowns.”
The telco also offers ‘pluses’ for customers who have been fully vaccinated, giving some users $3500 in credit – easily covering many Australians’ annual mobile phone bills.
But Telstra’s jab push has enraged the anti-vaccine crowd, with some threatening to boycott the company altogether.
“Can you please remove the ‘Letsvaxx’ from my phone or I will close my account,” said one disgruntled customer.
“Get this #LetsVaxx propaganda off my phone. Enough with the non-stop terrifying jabs the only way out BS,” said another.
‘An old Telstra customer about to say ta ta – looking for a new carrier today. I don’t support any company that advocates irreversible experimental shots with no long-term safety data,” a third person tweeted.
Telstra said the change will not be reversed.
Others supported the network change and said they were proud to be with the provider.
Just noticed this and I love this little #LetsVaxx post! Come on people, listen to Telstra, health professionals and science and let’s get out of this madness,” one woman tweeted.
‘Proud to be a customer of Telstra who is behind the vaccination campaign’, says another.
Telstra told customers the move is intended to ‘encourage people who want to receive the vaccine to do so’
An irate customer tweeted that Telstra must stop the ‘non-stop fear-mongering jabs’
Another disgruntled customer tweeted that they could close their account after Telstra .’s vaccination push