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We arrive in Melbourne next week & will need to get new SIM cards for our mobile phones. Can anyone tell me where you can buy these & what the best network is in terms of coverage etc around the Melbourne area? Thank you!

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You can buy them pretty much anywhere now, Woolys, Coles, IGA etc, just make sure your phones are unlocked when you arrive.

Cant help with plans or coverage, if its anything like where i live in Brisbane , the best supplier for coverage can vary suburb to suburb.

 

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Loads of resellers of the big 2 networks. (Telstra and Optus). My wife uses a Lebara sim currently, and the kids are using Woolies sims. Lebara and Woolies are resellers of the Optus network and it is fine.

 

I am with Virgin, also an Optus reseller. I travel widely locally and interstate and I've never had any coverage problems.

 

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone are usually a bit more expensive and offer less data than the other resellers (http://www.mobilenetworkguide.com.au/virtual_operators_information.html) of these very same networks. There are pros and cons to all of the operators. It's easy enough to chop and change until you eventually are comfortable with a service and price.

Edited by Suzukiscottie

From Kilmarnock, now in Melbourne :-)

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im also on the hunt for a sim, ive just ordered a amaysim card for myself, im in bris. Has anyone come accross anything ideal for kids? mine were on capped contracts at home, so i didnt get big bills. Has anyone come across any here or any have any suggestions for teenagers?

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you can get pre pay if that helps - lots do pre pay


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I think the pre paid seems expensive, but I think it's the way it's heading, I'm not in a rush I'll just have to stop in all the shops as I'm passing, they don't use a lot of min or calls but they eat data and it will cost me a fortune if I put them on contract.

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Lots of the prepaid options have been screwing down on the data over the past year or so. Kids all moved on to Woollies when they offered 5gb on the cheap top ups, the Aldi, Virgin, then Lebara etc etc. there's still options out there, you just have to explore what works for you.


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