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Hi all,

has anyone got any advice on mobile phones, can you take the ones from the uk and get another sim card............not sure what to do.

Thanks.

Beckyx

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Hi Becky

If your phone is unlocked it should take an aussie sim card no problem.

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On our reccie in April we bought a vodafone sim card out there to put in my uk mobile - paid $39 which included sim + $150 of credit, which we used to book campsites etc whilst out there - alot cheaper than calling from our uk mobile/sim

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Get it unlocked before you leave UK - much easier to find someone there who will do it. You can usually find a "little man in the market" who will do it for a fiver then you can take your pick of the Aus telcos. Personally I like Virgin but whatever is best for where you are.

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Many UK mobile companies will supply you with an unlock key if you have been with them for a number of months or years, they may charge you for the unlock code around £30 but at least it will be unlocked officialy instead of from a geezer down the local market. I did this with Virgin mobile. Unfortunately Virgin sent me the wrong unlock code and I ended up permanantley locking the phone so they sent me a brand new unlocked model and this is even after telling them I was cancelling my contract and leaving the country. I would talk to your network provider first to see if they can do it...


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Guest bshootz

Thanks very much for your replies.:wubclub:

Will defo get them unlocked.

Thanks again.

Beckyx

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i brought my o2 phone and its not unlocked, just put a yes optus sim in ... not the best prob , but ok for me untill i decide what to do phone wise, mines a pay as you go.


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Get a decent unlocked fone in the uk over they are megabucks for **** fones


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all the unlocking codes are on internet, some phones you can't do but they are all there if you look. wifes phone couldn't unlock because its a new one!!!!!!! Great, mine is 2yrs old and just put a vodaphone sim into an O2 phone and worked no problem??? there seems little ryme or reason to it all.

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Consider your provider if you're going out of the major cities; the only coverage you get worth mentioning out bush is Telstra, ignore what Optus say about their coverage; it's rubbish.

 

I'm in rural areas a lot, I can't use anything other than a Telstra Country phone (it's got an aerial which is rare these days), plus a high gain car aerial, and the amount of dead spots is still high. But with vodaphone I don't get signal at all unless I stand at the end of my drive.

 

Not applicable if you're hanging around major cities, but go outside them and many providers struggle.

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