Attention all Forum Users.
We’re working on a brand new shiny tool to make your experience as simple as possible.
Which means the community forums is now read only whilst we work on a new & improved ‘My Contiki’ space.


Mobile phone overseas

8 May 2013 Matty asked


Hey guys, just wondering what's the best option to do in terms of using a mobile phone overseas? I don't want to be ripped of by my network even if I'm simply just receiving messages from back home. Are people just switching to global roaming, getting a pre-paid sim once on holiday or something entirely different?

  • Read the responses 7 responses so far
  • 8 May 2013 Timbo88 said


    Ive downloaded Whatsapp, a free msging sms service app ill be using. get those close liek family, friends etc to download it that way the smsing is free instead of being charged by your provider to send and receive them

  • 9 May 2013 alex said


    I’d also like to find out about this:)

  • 9 May 2013 James said


    Skype wifi apps good or these sims look like they go alright –

  • 10 May 2013 RayGold said


    Woolworths have a global roaming sim card that looks pretty good. I’m going to grab one for when I go on my contiki tour.

  • 11 May 2013 Matty said


    Awesome, cheers for the suggestions guys, keep it coming though guys!

  • 13 May 2013 rachaelnhunt said


    i’m going on a tour in august for a month and a half and i was looking in to this because global roaming is a bitch! i am getting a sim card with Travelsim. it’s totally pre paid it’s the one sim and phone number for all over europe. and the call rates are really good in most places and there is a standard 0.65c per mb for most countries in europe.

  • 13 May 2013 Imelda said


    I jumped on the prepaid global roaming sim card band wagon last October and bought myself one of these
    It has great rates and coverage. I think the Woolies SIM is the best international SIM for Aussies travelling overseas as its only $29 including $10 credit, in comparrision to Travel SIM which charge $50 for their SIM….rip off!

We are no longer accepting new responses to this discussion thread.

More Discussions

Related Discussions

Discussions Details

Last response almost 5 years

This question was posted about almost 5 years ago. It has been discussed 7 times.

7 people are following this discussion.

  • Matty
  • Timbo88
  • alex
  • James
  • RayGold
  • rachaelnhunt
  • Default_avatar



Visas? Money? Where to go? Chat to us about travel.