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1. Posted by Leighxx (Budding Member 33 posts) 5y

hi i am just wondering what to do about a mobile phone when i travell to oz.

will i need to get an australlian sim or??

does any one know any info?

2. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 5y

Hi Leigh,

It will be cheaper for you to get a sim card when you are in Oz, but before you go make sure you check your roaming on your UK sim so you can still send and recieve calls/texts on your UK number.

Depends how long your going for and if you will be using your mobile to call and text home a lot. as long as you sort your roaming (i think its the roaming but i'm sure you know what i mean!) then you can have the option.

I don't know what network you are on but i was on vodafone UK and got my vodfone Oz sim when i was out there and with the Oz one it allows you to send and make calls abroad without charging you double rate like the UK vodafone do. In other words it takes it out of the pack. I always bought the pack vouchers that you get that give you x amount of texts and x amount of calls. The UK vodafone i would need separate credit to text and call abroad but the Oz one allowed me to use the pack allowance to text/call abroad.

Make sure you get the roaming sorted on your Oz sim if you do decide to get one, when you leave, i forgot and couldn't recieve texts once i'd got back to the UK, I was gutted as i probably had people that i met in Oz try to contact me! :(

Hope this helps!


3. Posted by Leighxx (Budding Member 33 posts) 5y

Thanks for the info :)