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Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Calling home!!!

1. Posted by Matt19849 (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

Just wondering, is there a mobile phone deal that anyone knows of where i can get really cheap phones calls from Australia to a UK mobile or if anyone knows of a cheap way of contacting family and friends while im in Australia - apart from emailing!!!

Cheers, Matt

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Just buy a calling card (you should find plenty in newsagents around the place). They are like $5 or $10 upwards depending on how much you plan on using it. You can get huge amounts of talk if you were to do it all in one hit when you use the local number from a home phone, but from a payphone the per minute rate is quite a bit more expensive. It will give you a lot more extra minutes if when you use the payphone you put 50cents in and call the local call number rather than the freecall 1800 number.

I got a $10 calling card and at the time I made my first call to China it told me I had over 2000 minutes remaining on this call (like anyone could speak for that long in one hit)! Calling to the UK was the same rate on that particular card, but read the fine print on each card because the costs for various things can vary greatly, but still better value than any mobile deal you will find.

You'd pay close to that for 10 minutes talk on a mobile plan infact maybe less than 10 minutes!

[ Edit: Edited on May 23, 2007, at 7:31 PM by aharrold45 ]

3. Posted by mitti (Inactive 22 posts) 9y

If you will consider something other than a phone... what about skype??