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1. Posted by vickyvic85 (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

HI

I am going to oz in 7 weeks time and thinking about gettin a contract over there for a phone, are they easy to get hold of? is it as easy as England? like free phones and things like that? what ID would i need? i am always on my phone over here so want to make sure i have one over there!

any advice would be great!

2. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

what are you talking about?

all uk contracts are 12-24 months long, how can that be justified in a 7 week travelling trip? you will lose out big time! get yourself a pay as you go sim card!

3. Posted by vickyvic85 (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

no i am going to oz in 7 weeks time to stay for 12 months!

4. Posted by pollyali (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hello,

Dont bother with a contract. The vodafone pay as you go ones are dirt cheap and available pretty much everywhere. Take your uk phone with you (or you can buy a semi decent one for $70) and you will be sorted. You can top up $49 a month a you get $230 worth of credit (for text etc) and 20 mins of international call time. What we used to do is buy a calling card, use your mobile to call the local access number on the card and you can then call home for ages.. We now use a certain web based phone service (mods- can i say its name?)well, it lets you call other users on their computers for free and when you call a landline in the uk, its only 2.7 cents a minute.. not bad.

Ali