How to Avoid Roaming Charges in Australia

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, […]

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Where to Buy an Australian SIM Card

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 […]

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Get Free Data in Australia

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 […]

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Activate an Australian SIM Card in New Zealand

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 […]

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Optus to Expand Regional Mobile Coverage

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 […]

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Australian Travel Blogs

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 […]

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Best Melbourne Events in May 2017

The weather is cooling down but there is no shortage of events on in Melbourne this month. Here is a rundown of the best Melbourne events this May. Good Beer Week May 12th – 21st Good Beer Week is so good they couldn’t fit it into just one week. This 10 day long festival features 270 […]

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SIM Card Guide

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 […]

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Mobile Phone Coverage in Bruny Island, Tasmania

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 […]

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