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Topic # 14196 20-Jun-2007 22:00
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Sorry, there is no exactly correct forum to put this in.



At the end of the year, I'm off to Aus for a bit and want to take a phone with me to send the odd txt. I am in possession of both a Telecom and Vodafone prepaid phone.



From experiences, what is better to roam with in Aus, in terms of pricing, but also coverage? (something harder to find out). I am aware Telstra will be turning off their CDMA network early in 2008, but i'll be back before then, so that isn't an issue.



I'll be in Perth if that matters



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Reply # 75426 20-Jun-2007 22:03
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Going to Perth its a big city coverage is not going to be a issue from any carrier

I think you should look at pricing and whats going to work when you get off the plane

I can answer for Vodafone it will work in prepay mode (top up before you go) and thats it. Don't try to top up with Vodafone OZ prepay cards

777 to vodafone NZ is still a free call while roaming in OZ

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/personal/coverage-and-roaming/going-overseas/where-can-i-roam/destinations-and-pricing/australia.jsp

Also if you want coverage info visit the carriers website and look at there coverage maps

Telstra CDMA have maps
Vodafone AU have maps



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