Cell phone providers


Jan 14th, 2014, 07:31 AM
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Cell phone providers

I plan to purchase a throw away cell phone upon arrival in Australia and understand Testa is the 'best' provider; but after Australia we will be going to New Zealand; do any of the providers in Australia also cover New Zealand?
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Jan 14th, 2014, 05:39 PM
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Telstra has the best network in remote areas outside of the towns and cities in Australia but they are more expensive than the other operators

You can use a Australian PrePaid SIM in NZ but you will be paying roaming costs for both incoming and outgoing calls

Some of the other operators to look at and their roaming costs
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Jan 15th, 2014, 01:28 PM
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I agree Telstra will give you the greatest coverage. They will cover NZ but not at the same price as they do within Australia. You might want to get a SIM card when you go there. They are not that expensive.
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Jan 31st, 2014, 11:37 AM
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I lived in Australia for 6 months and honestly, I liked Optus so much better! You didn't have to deal with buying credit, and I had good service. But if you are only there a short time then Telstra is your best bet.
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Oct 12th, 2014, 07:48 PM
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There's a great new provider offfering global contracts. One sim for every country - been a godsend for me as I'm forever having to change out sim cards and use different numbers to avoid roaming charges.
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