Mobiles in Oz

Old May 25th 2009, 5:48 pm
  #1  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
bezzanbob's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Soon on our way.
Posts: 605
bezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of light
Default Mobiles in Oz

Folks,

Any assistance re mobiles would be welcome.

Providing our current phones are 'unlocked' is it possible to slip a prep paid sim in for a two month stay in Oz - or should we simply opt for a pay as you go phone.

Advice and experiences welcomed.

Bezza.

p.s. We are assuming all wireless broadband is contract based. Any other options whilst travelling from east to west?
bezzanbob is offline  
Old May 25th 2009, 9:20 pm
  #2  
BE Enthusiast
 
scotlandtooz's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 318
scotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to allscotlandtooz is a name known to all
Default Re: Mobiles in Oz

Just used my contract phone and put a pay as you go sim in it. Actually got my high street contract shop to unlock it for free as told them was going to Oz.

Wireless broadband... Would just use it where I could get it.
scotlandtooz is offline  
Old May 25th 2009, 9:48 pm
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Camberwell, Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 781
slipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of lightslipshot is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Mobiles in Oz

Originally Posted by bezzanbob View Post
Folks,

Any assistance re mobiles would be welcome.

Providing our current phones are 'unlocked' is it possible to slip a prep paid sim in for a two month stay in Oz - or should we simply opt for a pay as you go phone.

Advice and experiences welcomed.

Bezza.

p.s. We are assuming all wireless broadband is contract based. Any other options whilst travelling from east to west?
Answer to both questions - yes, you can use any PAYG sim and slip it in, and yes, wireless b/band can be either PAYG or contract - your choice.
slipshot is offline  
Old May 25th 2009, 10:21 pm
  #4  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
quoll's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Canberra
Posts: 8,226
quoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond reputequoll has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Mobiles in Oz

If you are only here on holiday I dont know that you would be able to get a contract with a telco - you need your 100 points and all that so payg might be your only option. Get them unlocked in UK though it can be quite difficult to find someone here to do it. There is usually a "little man in the market" who will do it cheap for you.

You can get a payg broadband dongle quite cheaply though not as cheap as UK. If you have a dongle already you can apparently get them unlocked too and use them with a payg broadband sim when you get here.
quoll is offline  
Old May 26th 2009, 9:31 am
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
bezzanbob's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Soon on our way.
Posts: 605
bezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of lightbezzanbob is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Mobiles in Oz

Folks,

Thanks for this.

Any suggestion re pre paid wirless broadband providers -ideally who do mobiles as well - so it could be a one stop hit the day we arrive in Brisbane.

Bezza
bezzanbob is offline  
Old May 26th 2009, 10:52 am
  #6  
Canberra bound
 
killamarsh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,062
killamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond reputekillamarsh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Mobiles in Oz

Originally Posted by quoll View Post
If you are only here on holiday I dont know that you would be able to get a contract with a telco - you need your 100 points and all that so payg might be your only option. Get them unlocked in UK though it can be quite difficult to find someone here to do it. There is usually a "little man in the market" who will do it cheap for you.

You can get a payg broadband dongle quite cheaply though not as cheap as UK. If you have a dongle already you can apparently get them unlocked too and use them with a payg broadband sim when you get here.
What is the 100 points about - what is it? Is it like the points for a bank account?
killamarsh is offline  
Old May 26th 2009, 11:26 am
  #7  
Crazy Cat Lady
 
moneypenny20's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 65,025
moneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond reputemoneypenny20 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Mobiles in Oz

Originally Posted by killamarsh View Post
What is the 100 points about - what is it? Is it like the points for a bank account?
Yes. You need to prove 100 points for anything that includes finance. Pre Paid phones don't need the check.

Pick up an Aus sim. It's cheaper phoning the UK from an Aus sim than it is with a UK sim.
moneypenny20 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.