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1. Posted by FOXPRESIDENT (Budding Member, 93 posts) 18 Sep '12 12:01

Hi

I need some advice, I am going travelling around OZ, I am joining the Ultimate OZ tour so I get a sim card I think, not sure whom with, i am about to get rid of my current mobile and get a new one thinking the Samsung unless I can get an Iphone sim free but i think it would be expensive and im not sure if i want an Iphone.

For data roaming what are the charges like in OZ if I have to get a new sim card what should i go and get ?

Im wanting to use the internet / e-mails etc. Obviosly i will using free wi fi where ever possible.

I'm also thinking of trading in my laptop and going for a tablet but not sure what to get.

Should i go for the Ipad or a Samsung or any other suggestions. ??

2. Posted by oudies (Budding Member, 14 posts) 18 Sep '12 21:20

i would like to split your requirements into two parts..
1. Phone: Get a phone that supports data at good speed, has maps and preferably GPS you can save money if you can get a local sim. with data plans available you can us the phone for bank transactions, chatting , and maps. (i used my phone GPS last sat and is impressed with it)

2.Laptop/Tablet: Tablets are great for travelling. uses include maps internet email and as a backup od your memory cards. Ipad is not the only tablet available, there are lots others available. I personally would like to buy a not so expensive one as there are chances of misuse with it. Laptops are better for day to day work. which you may perfer to use after you return from trip.