Question about service in AU


  1. Talderon

    Talderon Well-Known Member

    Hey all, there is a chance that I will be relocating to Austrailia from the US in the near future. I have some questions about how Cell Service works down there. :)

    I have looked up on some prvidors sites and since I am not really used to the way they price plans and how things work down there, I am just not getting it. :(

    The plan I am on now is a T-Mobile unlimited talk, text, messaging, data. It's an individual plan.

    My other plan is an AT&T Family Plan with 1500 Minutes and rollover. Some phones have Data, some don't. All have unlimited messaging and the ones with data have Unlimited Data (yay for being grandfathered in).

    Basically, I want to know what it will take to get a family plan with a good pool of minutes (if they offer them), messaging and data. Data does not have to be unlimited, but would be nice to have a high limit as well as a high to unlimited messaging plan.

    Do they have plans that include unlimited mobile to mobile for people on the same network or family plan?

    How do these minute pools work?

    I know it's a lot of questions, but this one is something I hope to get sorted out.

    Thanks in advance for any advice or any answers you can provide.

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  2. bunnybash

    bunnybash Member

    Hmm well having lived in america, and now living in perth, australia, what you will find is that cell phone companies are quite different!

    What I would suggest is that if you are on t mobile, if your handset is net work unlocked then bring your hand set over and use amaysim... It uses the same bands as t mobile, is pre paid, but is astonishing value... Google it...
  3. sg20215

    sg20215 Member

    Hi Telderon, I have a HTC Wildfire on a Telstra pre-paid SIM card and i am on their Text and Data offer. I get 1 cent text to all Telstra numbers and if i recharge $30 I get 30mb of data as well as the 1 cent text.
    In country Victoria most students in my area (I am a student myself) are on Telstra because you get great coverage. One of my friends was on Optus but they didn't get very good coverage in the country.
    If you are going to live in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or a big city like that have a look around for the best deal because coverage shouldn't be an issue.

    sg20215
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