In 2002, airG embarked on a partnership with Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications company, and effectively expanded its international reach. airG has been developing a global base of users ever since and recently hit the 65 million user mark. Users can meet new friends from all over the world by participating in popular forums and chat boards, sharing their lives and making personal connections through profiles and news feeds, and playing games with other users.
Perhaps one of the most innovative services on Telstra's BigPond is Live on airG. Live on airG is a section of the portal where users can view the activities of other members as they add comments and photos, complete surveys, win games, and download new programs. BigPond is a premier chat portal. A Telstra product, BigPond provides a quick and easy avenue for users to connect with new friends through services like airG. The purpose of airG's instantaneous communication capability is to unite individuals from different locations all over the world through technology and a shared social experience.