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Offline RS


  • Joined: Feb 2008

  • Drives: AMG
  • Location: Sydney
Is it better to get a local 'travel' sim card on pre pay or get a pre pay sim card whilst over seas?
Heading to Europe and mainly concerned with Data usage more than calls / txt
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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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depends how long you away for, but if a while, just get a local sim.

I just finished arranging mine. Crazy johns... 15 minutes on phone.... it cost $9.50 per minute to call/receive AU from italy, and 85c per sms.

free to receive sms.



Offline RS


  • Joined: Feb 2008

  • Drives: AMG
  • Location: Sydney
depends how long you away for, but if a while, just get a local sim.

I just finished arranging mine. Crazy johns... 15 minutes on phone.... it cost $9.50 per minute to call/receive AU from italy, and 85c per sms.

free to receive sms.

Going away for a month, mainly want it for google maps ect for when wandering around strange cities ( especially in non english speaking countries )
Convict by heritage, Guilty by Choice



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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  • Location: under its skin
whoah!!!

Data roaming is stupid rip off...

just get a Garmin.

Or buy a bloody paper map!

Bloody gen Y  :tilt:



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Yes, but what about data?

I turned mine off. I'll just wifi from hotel/workplace/cafe etc. it's free



Offline mhh

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
I turned mine off. I'll just wifi from hotel/workplace/cafe etc. it's free

Everyone knows that.  The question is can you get data roaming on a local sim for sensible money.



Offline amgsl55

  • Tooth hurty

  • Joined: Feb 2011

  • Location: Adelaide
The question is can you get data roaming on a local sim for sensible money.

no

Get a local prepaid sim with data plan for mobility ( I usually have a separate unlocked phone for that)

For long phone calls back home put some money into skype so you can call anyone on their landline or mobile.



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
no

Get a local prepaid sim with data plan for mobility ( I usually have a separate unlocked phone for that)


Sorry, I'm slow. You say no, but then say you can get a local SIM for data?



Offline mtarone


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Location: Adelaide
I have had good success with a European pre paid vodafone sim. I stick in my second iPhone and tether my devices to it.

Don't know any local carriers that offer what I would consider a remotely normal data rate for roaming.

Same goes for US, I use a prepaid AT&T when there.



Offline RS


  • Joined: Feb 2008

  • Drives: AMG
  • Location: Sydney
I have had good success with a European pre paid vodafone sim. I stick in my second iPhone and tether my devices to it.

Don't know any local carriers that offer what I would consider a remotely normal data rate for roaming.

Same goes for US, I use a prepaid AT&T when there.

Hitting the US next year and planned on just getting a pre paid over there, Next month traveling around to a few countries in Europe / UK either way if i get one here or over there there will be an element of international roaming. Spending about 50% of the time in the UK and 50% traveling so might be best to get a UK one to cover my time there.
Convict by heritage, Guilty by Choice



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