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SIM card for phone

Hi all!

I will be in perth from the 17th onwards and to Melbourne from 22nd onwards. I am looking for advices for SIM card in perth which can be used in Melbourne as well. where can I get them and roughly how much will it be?

Thanks!

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1. Re: SIM card for phone

Australia has a national telco grid just like Singapore,so any SIM you can use in Perth will work all over the country.

The best one for you will depend on a lot of things. How many phone calls do you want to make? What about text? Local or international? Do you want data? How much?

You can compare prepaid SIM plans here:

whistleout.com.au/MobilePhones/…

SIM cards are available at telco stores, convenience stores and all major supermarkets.

One which doesn't seem to be listed on this site but is getting good comments is the Aldi SIM, available in Aldi supermarkets.

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2. Re: SIM card for phone

There are no Aldi supermarkets in Perth so you would have to wait until Melbourne if you wished to purchase from them.

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3. Re: SIM card for phone

hi eva, I would not be doing a lot of phone calls. mainly are texts. I think data will be of most use to me. its for navigation in case im lost, im expecting to use it quite often. haha

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got it perthiteOz, thanks. guess its out since ill be in perth first then melb.

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Have a look at the Optus $2 a day plan on the website I gave you. You get 500MB of data a day which isn't too bad.

Minimum recharge is $20 which gives you 10 days.

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6. Re: SIM card for phone

Hi Eva! that's certainly promising. Thanks! anyway its minimum recharge is $10 :D

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Just returned from 4 weeks in Australia. We purchased a Lyca sim card (obtained from most convenience stores) at A$2 and A$10 worth of calls. As the calls to the UK are only 25 cents per minute this A$10 lasted the whole 4 weeks. Absolutely true, we must have made 15 or 16 calls to the UK. From our experience this has to be the best value for money in a very expensive country.

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Hi Ford, thanks for the advice, btw does it has data?

Anyway does anyone know if we have to unlock our phone to use it with overseas sim card?

Thanks!

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9. Re: SIM card for phone

What does btw stand for?.

On our simple pay as you go mobile it is an easy process to remove the existing sim card and replace with the new.

The new sim card came with a booklet detailing everything you wished to know. Number, top up number, check your balance number etc etc etc.

By the way the number to ring overseas from Australia is 0011 followed by your country code.

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btw = by the way