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advice on best pre paid cell phone operaters ??

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific advice on best pre paid cell phone operaters ??

1. Posted by eto88 (Budding Member 11 posts) 4y


I'm heading to Oz in august on a whv and was wondering which network was best to use. Will be using calls, texts and data preferably as cheap as possible ?
Any advice would be appreciated


2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 4y

There's not the huge choice like the UK and therefore it's really expensive and not much difference between the services. I found Optus to be about the best, but I also HATE vodafone who hold everyone to ransom and fix the prices.

3. Posted by timtravels (Respected Member 350 posts) 4y

It's hard to say what the best network is, Telstra generally has the best network coverage but is probably one of the more expensive carriers. Otherwise you could try Optus and even Woolworths have a pre-paid mobile service now. As Dodger said Vodafonehas a very bad reputation because of their service.

4. Posted by KellieBarnes (Travel Guru 813 posts) 4y

I recommend Virgin - they use the Optus network but their prices are better, you get free voicemail, and usually heaps of included calls/texts.

I have been with them for years and have no complaints.