Pirie payphones now "freephones"

FREE CALLS: Payphone in Florence Street in Port Pirie

FREE CALLS: Payphone in Florence Street in Port Pirie

This week Telstra announced that payphones will now be free to use for Australian calls across the country.

Telstra CEO Andrew Penn announced the decision this week.

"I know payphones are also a lifeline for thousands of vulnerable Australians - the homeless, the isolated, those escaping domestic violence - and often provide their only link to critical support services and those that care about them," he said.

There are 10 payphones in Port Pirie that can now be used for free Australian calls.