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# 81376 12-Apr-2011 11:43
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One of our staff wants to go to Oz for a short visit and use a mobile t-stick over there. Telecom is quoting $8000/GB for data roaming (!!) so I think we're going to buy something in Australia. Which is the best deal (for t-stick+data) that will also be usable back in NZ? Do they still have their horrendous registration process (took me about 4 hours to work round it a few years ago)?

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  # 457774 12-Apr-2011 11:46
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You want to use your own T-Stick with a pre-paid data plan in Oz you mean? Or do you want to get a stick in Oz that can be used back here in NZ.

Telstra is your best bet either way.

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  # 457778 12-Apr-2011 11:50
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The latter (buy t-stick in Oz, use here).


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  # 457782 12-Apr-2011 12:02
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I'd say, buy a T-Stick from any NZ provider (generally unlocked), buy a suitable SIM for it in Australia and switch between the two.

if it's a Telecom T-Stick you'd want to prefer a Telstra SIM in Australia and a 2degs/Vodafone T-Stick would be more Vodafone(/3)/Optus(/Virgin/etc)

Personally, I've found Telecom & Telstra are a pretty unbeatable combination for data (and certainly better than say Optus)

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