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MOBILE PHONES... advice from any english people?
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Considering your Orange phone is locked to all networks accross the UK I would say it won’t work here either.
You might have a better chance with Vodafone. I was with vodafone whilst living in the UK and when I came home, my mobile still worked over here so that MIGHT be an option.
The other option is buying a pre-paid pack when you get here (including the phone). You can get them for as little at $99 in some places which is only about 40pounds and that will include some $20 of free calls.
Im having the same thoughts im on 3 and i know they are or have sponsored the aussie cricket team but does this mean they have a network in australia, therfore allowing my phone to work as normal, or close to it?? if not can i buy a 3 sim card out there?
I live in AUST and work for Vodafone and i know that when a customer wants to use their phone overseas they need to have it unlocked before they leave. You might wanna talk to Orange about getting ur phone unlocked but there cld be a charge of about $20-$30. If not then i wld recommend buying a vodafone or telstra sim card when u get here and either hiring a phone or buying a cheap one.
Hope this helps??
VOIP technology, in theory, should work… but I wouldn’t rely on having an internet connection accessible. Besides, wouldn’t that be bulky to carry around?
Cheers for that post! I too am going to Aus (in addition to NZ and USA) and am actually on Virgin Mobile. Think I may have to do Vodaphone.
If you visit your local independent (non-chain) phone shop they will be able to “unlock” your phone for you.
If you don’t know where a shop is, pop into a Carphone Warehouse or somewhere like that and ask them where to get a phone unlocked.
Once you have got your phone unlocked (should cost £5-£10) then you can use any sim-card in it. A good place to buy Aussie sim-cards in the UK is www.0044.co.uk, they charge about £30 which includes AU$30 worth of calls.
Unlocking your phone and using an Aussie SIM would be the best bet.
I will be doing the B&R tour starting on Dec 21st from Sydney. My phone is already unlocked and I will be purchasing a SIM as soon as I land. This will allow me to make local calls in aussie on the aussie networks for local rates.
To call home I will be using a long distance calling card.
With the new SIM card you will have a new phone number specific to the Aussie network porvider you are using. Just give that number to your friends and family back home and they can call you too.
The hardest part is getting your phone unlocked.
Hey, I’m from Canada and I my cell phone provider is Rogers AT&T, I was told my Motorola phone would work with a Telestra sim card.. do i still need to get my phone “unlocked”?
Hi i’m from aust and to help you all with this question this would be the easiest thing to do. Call your mobile phone provider and unlock your phone then once you land in Australia head to the nearest Woolworths, Big W or Safeway shop and purchase a $2 Vodaphone sim card put that in your phone and follow the instuctions and there you go your on the air and able to make calls and texts in Australia.
hi Thanks for this sharing I recently unlocked my mobile by getting codes from http://www.theunlockarena.com/ Can try codes from this so you can unlock your mobile and use on some other network.
hey im english and i live in Australia, i would buy a cheap phone and sim on the vodafone network as they charge 25c per text so if you get a $29 cap everymonth you can use this to text england a lot! the other networks in Aus tend to charge a lot more to txt overseas.
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