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Topic # 70151 19-Oct-2010 12:17
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I'm headed over to ozzie shortly for a couple of months, and wanting to use the net whilst over there.
Obviously roaming is ridiculously expensive so I decided to investigate pricing of prepaid data over there with a view to buying a Telstra sim (or other proivider)
checking out the Telstra pages has me thoroughly confused though.
I clicked through to one page
which suggests a certiain pricing scheme

but then when I went back later I somehow clicked through to a different page which has a similar but different pricing scheme.

e.g. the $20 recharge lasts 30 days on one page, but 21 on the other.
the $30 recharge gets you 400MB on one page but 700Mb on the other.
One page suggests you get bonus credits, the other doesn't mention it.

Anybody have a clue which is correct?
I'm confused.

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  Reply # 393575 19-Oct-2010 12:59
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Very confusing indeed. I'm looking at this too. Have found Virgin have a pre paid mobile broadband package which is 300MB for $10 which lasts for 30 days. Oddly you need to pay $15 recharge to get another 300MB?!

Worth a look.

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  Reply # 393576 19-Oct-2010 13:01
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looks like they have changed the website since I posted this as both links now point to the same page instead of different pages.


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  Reply # 393597 19-Oct-2010 13:57
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When I was over in OZ last year I brought a telstra sim for the iphone and used virgin mobile for mobile broadband.

The great thing about telstra was the plus packs you simply add what you want - they even have an international plus pack for 'phoning home'

I found virgin mobile bb very fast and great even on skype video back to NZ

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  Reply # 393894 20-Oct-2010 10:17
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I suggest you have a look at Three - they have a 12Gb pack which has a 12month expiry and may suit your needs.

I understand however that Telstra plans to release some new offerings tomorrow so you may wish to wait a few days before you decide.

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  Reply # 393955 20-Oct-2010 13:04
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yeah, apparantly the second page (with the bonus credits that you cannot see anymore) are the plans they are launching tomorrow. they must have put them up by mistake before taking them down again.

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