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Topic # 110962 20-Oct-2012 20:47 Send private message

Hi people,

Just wondering what I'm in for and weather i can take my phone to Aussie with me while there for a sports tournament?

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  Reply # 704136 20-Oct-2012 20:50 Send private message

You should consider getting a local SIM if you want to avoid paying roaming charges. This is true for any telco, not only TelstraClear.




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  Reply # 704138 20-Oct-2012 20:51 Send private message

It would depend on how much you use it




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  Reply # 704143 20-Oct-2012 21:03 Send private message

Depending on where you're going to be, get a prepay sim from either Telstra.au or Optus.au

Telstra is more expensive than the other two networks but does seem to come with the quality.

Vodafone has been heaverly criticized for being very poor (see www.vodafail.com)

www.whirlpool.net.au is a great resource for everything telco in Australia.







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  Reply # 704150 20-Oct-2012 21:08 Send private message

If the OP is using a TelstraClear handset then Telstra is not a good option.

Telstra uses 850 MHz 3G, while TelstraClear handsets are provided by Vodafone NZ which is 900/2100 MHz 3G and most likely won't be compatible (unless it's a quadband handset).




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  Reply # 704155 20-Oct-2012 21:28 Send private message

Don Vodafone AU has done alot over the last 18 months and the network is much better they are spending 1 billion AU on it Vodafone AU also does a weekly blog of sites upgraded and new sites gone live






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  Reply # 704162 20-Oct-2012 22:08 Send private message

Thanks for the reply's. So the best idea is to get a local vodafone sim and maybe set up an answer message on my NZ one giving the new number?. It's a real pain as i've just picked up a large contract today and this will be right in the middle of the main ordering phase. Does anyone have a rough idea of the roaming charges that seem to catch people out? the simple ones i will investigate right now.

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  Reply # 704165 20-Oct-2012 22:20 Send private message

Understand data roaming charges and you pay for all incoming calls






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  Reply # 704168 20-Oct-2012 22:28 Send private message

Quite a bit of good info on the Telstra site. Definitely tolerable price wise and data is cheaper than any other country.

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  Reply # 704956 23-Oct-2012 10:37 Send private message

Hi all. Our roaming charges (voice and data) for each country, and each network in that country, are here: http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/homeplan/mobile/roaming.cfm

Cheers, Gary

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