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Topic # 114757 1-Mar-2013 22:13
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Flying into Brisbane and planning to buy Virgin Mobile's $29 cap which gives me 1gb data for my travels ...

Can't find it on the website but I know a few people here have virgin sims - how long does the SIM last if I don't top up? the prepay credit expires in 28 days but if I return 11 mths later will the SIM still be active?

And can you purchase that sim kit at the (Brisbane) airport if anyone knows?

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  Reply # 772525 1-Mar-2013 23:57
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Not sure about airport, but can buy at Phone stores and supermarkets with drivers license/passport for id. Optus Sims will die after 2 months.




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  Reply # 772528 2-Mar-2013 00:01
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p.s. Optus has $15 recharge which gives you 100sms and 500mb data on top of $15 credit, which lasts 15 days: https://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephone/topup (I'm here right now 😃)




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  Reply # 783838 19-Mar-2013 11:07
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An update

Went to a supermarket

$2 virgin sim
$25 for a $29 top up voucher
= AUD 27

1gb data
400 mins anywhere around the world that has a phone line

In nz you put the sim in and it works
In oz you ring a filipino (very polite) csr who spends 36 mins trying to activate after you tell them your grand mother's maiden name (exaggeration)

Speed test 10Mbps/1Mbps

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  Reply # 783839 19-Mar-2013 11:08
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Now maybe i should call my overseas grandmother ... But talk for 7 hrs? Hmm ... I need a holiday!

On the other hand ... Will probably use some data to watch replay of Formula One on the local tv on demand ... Coz i missed the Live Stream ... And the other half Of the data well get it from the free wifi in the motel :)

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