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How to Avoid Roaming Charges in Australia

Posted on Monday 26 June 2017

There’s nothing worse than returning from an overseas holiday to find you’ve been slugged with expensive roaming charges. In this post we explain how to avoid roaming charges in Australia. What is Roaming? Roaming refers to the ability for a mobile or cellular customer to automatically make and receive voice calls, send and receive data, or access other services, including home data services, when travelling outside of their network. If a user travels beyond the transmitter range of their own provider, the mobile phone will automatically switch to another phone company’s service if there is one available.

Where to Buy an Australian SIM Card

Posted on Monday 12 June 2017

If you’re planning a holiday to Australia, you’re probably wondering how to buy a local Australian SIM Card for your trip. In this article we explain how to buy a SIM card before you travel. Why buy an Australian SIM Card?! There are many advantages to buying an Australian SIM card for your holiday. It allows you to contact your friends and family when you arrive in Australia. You’ll be able to order an Uber to get to your hotel, look up public transport directions, and access local maps.

Get Free Data in Australia

Posted on Monday 5 June 2017

If you’re planning a trip to Australia and want free data, then Telstra Air is for you! Find out more about how to get free data in Australia. What is Telstra Air? Telstra Air is Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network. There are 750,000 Telstra Air hotspots around Australia. Telstra is currently offering customers free Wi-Fi data at any Telstra Air hotspot. This is perfect for travellers who would like to increase their data allowance, and stay in touch with friends and family.

Activate an Australian SIM Card in New Zealand

Posted on Sunday 28 May 2017

We are frequently asked whether it’s possible to activate an Australian SIM card in New Zealand. Some travelers prefer to save time and activate their SIM card prior to arrival in Australia. Other people need to get an Australian phone number in New Zealand. Find out how to activate an Australian SIM card in New Zealand in our handy guide below. Which Australian SIM Cards can be activated in New Zealand?

Optus SIM Card - Optus to Expand Regional Coverage

Posted on Sunday 21 May 2017

Trying to decide between an Optus SIM Card and a Telstra SIM Card for your next visit to Australia? Well Optus will soon have mobile coverage that rivals Telstra. Optus has recently announced plans to spend $1.5 billion over 2017-2018 to improve the capacity and coverage of their Australian mobile network. CEO Allen Lew said that Optus will “deepen network capacity and coverage, and continue delivering high-quality services, choice, and competition, particularly in regional Australia.

Australian Travel Blogs

Posted on Tuesday 16 May 2017

Travel blogs are a great way to get inspiration for your next trip. There are a wealth of blogs online that give you tips about the top attractions, where to stay, and how to get around. Here are some of our favourite Australian travel blogs. Travelling Frenchies Frenchie is an avid traveller and ex-travel agent with over 16 years of experience. You can follow her family’s adventures in her blog, Travelling Frenchies.

SIM Card Guide

Posted on Friday 5 May 2017

We all have them, but most of us don’t know what they do. Here’s a handy guide that explains what a SIM card is and why you need one. What is a SIM card? The “SIM” in SIM card stands for Subscriber Identity Module. The card is made out of PVC plastic, and contains semiconductors and contacts. Why do I need a SIM card? The main purpose of a SIM card is to uniquely identify and authenticate mobile phone users.

Mobile Phone Coverage in Bruny Island, Tasmania

Posted on Wednesday 26 April 2017

Over the weekend I went on a trip to Bruny Island with friends. We spent our weekend walking on scenic trails, eating gourmet food, and enjoying a beverage or two from the local winery. I’m with Telstra, one of my friends is with Optus, and another is with Vodafone. This gave us a good opportunity to experiment with mobile phone coverage in Bruny Island. Bruny Island is a small island off the coast of Kettering, approximately 30 minutes south of Hobart.