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    • easymoney999
    • By easymoney999 12th Feb 17, 4:45 PM
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    Australian PAYG Sim Card
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    • 12th Feb 17, 4:45 PM
    Australian PAYG Sim Card 12th Feb 17 at 4:45 PM
    Travelling to Australia, Have a unlocked mobile and require an Australian PAYG sim card for 3 weeks.
    Can anyone recommend 1 which I can buy and set up in UK ?

    Would mostly use for data and few local Australian calls No international.

    Was Looking at Lebara Mobile, Any help?
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    • Atasas
    • By Atasas 12th Feb 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 12th Feb 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 12th Feb 17, 5:09 PM
    Travelling to Australia, Have a unlocked mobile and require an Australian PAYG sim card for 3 weeks.
    Can anyone recommend 1 which I can buy and set up in UK ?

    Would mostly use for data and few local Australian calls No international.

    Was Looking at Lebara Mobile, Any help?
    Originally posted by easymoney999
    Just get to any London bar and shout g'day fellas!

    and ask him for his old SIM card?
    • easymoney999
    • By easymoney999 13th Feb 17, 7:29 AM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 7:29 AM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 7:29 AM
    Even my voice won't travel Manchester to London.

    Any more suggestion on Australian Sim?
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th Feb 17, 7:52 AM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 7:52 AM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 7:52 AM
    I have a Telstra one. It works but I can't really say more than that.

    I bought it out there but they are available on Ebay. For example...

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Australia-Telstra-Mobile-30-Prepaid-SIM-with-1-3G-data-and-call-credit-3G-4G-/232233818921?hash=item361236db29:g:EDIAAOSw6dNWSY4 8

    That one will only cost you $30 if you wait and buy one in Coles or Woolworths etc.
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 13th Feb 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 10:54 AM
    For calls to/from the UK Three include Oz in their "feel at home" countries giving 3p per min calls to the UK and no charge to receive calls.

    It doesn't include cheap calls to local numbers while roaming unfortunately though. You can use F.A.H. with pay as you go, but think you would need to convert a top up to a bundle before you go.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th Feb 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 2:09 PM
    For calls to/from the UK Three include Oz in their "feel at home" countries giving 3p per min calls to the UK and no charge to receive calls.

    It doesn't include cheap calls to local numbers while roaming unfortunately though. You can use F.A.H. with pay as you go, but think you would need to convert a top up to a bundle before you go.
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north
    I've used my Three PAYG phone in Australia and calls back to the UK cost 3.3p per minute. 0.3p more than usual. Receiving calls is free. Local calls are £1.40 a minute.

    No need for a top up or a bundle.
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    • Heng Leng
    • By Heng Leng 13th Feb 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 13th Feb 17, 6:59 PM
    Try to get access to Telstra for good rural coverage.
    Aldi Mobile are a well priced Telstra MVNO
    • snapper2
    • By snapper2 19th Jun 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:05 AM
    I have the same issue going to Aus. I'd identified Telstra as the best PAYG option -but what's a MVNO?
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 19th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 10:19 AM
    MVNO , virtual network operator , they brand it ALDI but its piggy backed on Telstras network so ALDI don't actually have a mobile network


    happens here , Tesco and GiffGaff MVNO on O2 network
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    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 19th Jun 17, 7:33 PM
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    Try to get access to Telstra for good rural coverage.
    Aldi Mobile are a well priced Telstra MVNO
    Originally posted by Heng Leng
    Many thanks for this tip.

    Although I use 3 in the UK I shall need to make a number of local phone calls while out in Oz and this looks ideal for my requirements.
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