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    bawldiggle
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    We are a bit light on the ground for decent phone forums in OZ.
    Population is small at 22 million.

    We call our cell-phones "mobiles" ... we are odd like that.
    Up until about xx years ago we had one federal government owned phone carrier "Telstra"
    ... and everything was $$$$$$.

    Now we have many carriers all jostling for a market share, and thankfully prices have become more realistic/affordable.
    - I can phone my brother in Massachusetts for 6c/minute on my cell/mobile. (cheaper than landline)

    As a dinosaur (b.1945) my reptilian brain cells are crammed with useless information from the dark ages.

    Thank you for allowing me to join your forum


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    t = compatible with carrier "Telstra" (Australia)
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    Re: New from Australia

    we have mobilephoneforums.net too Welcome to the site!
    John

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    PerryNZ
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    Re: New from Australia

    For a quick visit to Oz, (Cairns) carrying
    a GSM phone, who do you recommend
    to buy a SIM card from, bawldiggle?

    Limited use anticipated: a few local calls
    and a few internetional SMS messages
    is about the likely use..



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    bawldiggle
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    Re: New from Australia

    Hi PerryNZ,

    My brother was in OZ recentrly from USA.
    He made the mistake of getting a prepaid from Telstra. He used it for web and GPS street directory.
    In 4 weeks he spent ($700 +) It took his breath away. (Mine too !)
    Telstra coverage is the best.

    My wife and I use Amaysim as providor. Amaysim only do mobile service.
    - they use the "Optus" as their carrier, Optus coverage is a close second to Telstra.
    - Vodaphone are woeful

    As dinosaurs we only use our mobiles for phone calls and SMS.

    How long do you plan to be here ?

    Copy pasted from my records (as is)

    Amaysim
    (612) 8035 1602 International number
    - live chat is available at Amaysim SIM card - Help & Support
    . . ie, http (colon) //(3w's).amaysim.com.au/help-support.html
    - Mon-Fri 8am-7pm (AEST)
    - Sat-Sun 10am-6pm (AEST)
    Last edited by bawldiggle; 09-09-2014 at 12:19 AM.
    Phone:- Samsung S2 4G -- GT-i9210t (unlocked)
    t = compatible with carrier "Telstra" (Australia)
    Android:- v2.3.6



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    PerryNZ
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    Re: New from Australia

    In 4 weeks he spent ($700 +) It took his breath away. (Mine too !)
    Telstra coverage is the best.
    I know of others who have similar, horrific experiences.
    But only on postpaid.

    My wife and I use Amaysim as providor. Amaysim only do mobile service.
    - they use the "Optus" as their carrier, Optus coverage is a close second to Telstra.
    - Vodaphone are woeful. As dinosaurs we only use our mobiles for phone calls and SMS.
    That seems like as good a recommendation as any. Even
    more so when SMS and calls are all that are planned. Any
    data use will be on the notebook, down at McMalnutrition
    or like free WiFi provider.

    How long do you plan to be here ?
    Not for me. It's my Dad (93) with my sister along as
    support person. I've lent them an old GMS phone of
    mine, for the trip. Well, the phone is brand new! But it
    is old technology.

    Thanks for the tips.



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    sana5500
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    Re: New from Australia

    Which mobile you are using?



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    bawldiggle
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    Re: New from Australia

    @ sana5500
    Samsung Galaxy S2 4G

    A Telstra setup unlocked (out of the box)
    Only used for phone and text
    Phone:- Samsung S2 4G -- GT-i9210t (unlocked)
    t = compatible with carrier "Telstra" (Australia)
    Android:- v2.3.6



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