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Mobile phones in OZ

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Hi, I'm hoping someone might be able to tell me if you can take your iPhone with you and then take up a contract or pay as you go with any of the providers out there and keep your own phone?

Thanks all.

Dawn


Rob , Dawn & Anna. Rob arrived in Perth Dec 10 (457 visa), Dawn and Anna arrived 9th Mar 11. Bring it On! :jiggy:Vetassess pass Aug 10. IELTS pass Nov 10. WA SS Applied 20/12/10, Approved 17/01/11, 176 app 22/01/11, CO 15/02/11, Meds 15/03, visa approved 21/03/11

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Hi Dawn

I know Virgin do a plan (it's on the Optus network) where you bring your own phone take a look at their I Phone Bring Your Own Phone Plans Mobile Phone Plans - Best Postpaid Plans & Pricing @ Virgin Mobile Australia

We have been with them for 4 years now and can't fault their service at all.


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Thanks so much for the info I'll have a look at the link. It's good to get it on positive reputations. :o)


Rob , Dawn & Anna. Rob arrived in Perth Dec 10 (457 visa), Dawn and Anna arrived 9th Mar 11. Bring it On! :jiggy:Vetassess pass Aug 10. IELTS pass Nov 10. WA SS Applied 20/12/10, Approved 17/01/11, 176 app 22/01/11, CO 15/02/11, Meds 15/03, visa approved 21/03/11

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Do you know if we can just take our own iPhone and it will work ok on this network or do we have to have something unlocked on the iPhone or some kind of change from our current provider in the uk? Thanks again.


Rob , Dawn & Anna. Rob arrived in Perth Dec 10 (457 visa), Dawn and Anna arrived 9th Mar 11. Bring it On! :jiggy:Vetassess pass Aug 10. IELTS pass Nov 10. WA SS Applied 20/12/10, Approved 17/01/11, 176 app 22/01/11, CO 15/02/11, Meds 15/03, visa approved 21/03/11

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Ask your provider to unlock it before you leave. You can then hook up with any provider you like but watch out for the data download packages

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I was with o2, so called them to see what to do;

 

On the o2 website there is a link somewhere to unlock the iphone (I was directed to it from by the o2 lady).

 

Once in Oz I simply bought a telstra card and put it in the phone, connected to itunes and the phone unlocked.

 

It was very easy.

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We are flying out today to Perth.

 

I have an iPhone (which I have unlocked) and my husband has an htc.

 

Could anyone please let me know which providers give the best coverage in Perth and the best SIM only package?

 

Thanks

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Hey

 

Same as what most have said. I have an iPhone3GS which was on a O2 contract in the UK, which they unlocked after i completed a form online.

 

Once i got out here i just got a 'pre-pay' sim card from Vodafone which costs $55 a month.....for that you get 500mb of data and $550 of call credit which you can use to call anywhere in Australia or the world.

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We are flying out today to Perth.

 

I have an iPhone (which I have unlocked) and my husband has an htc.

 

Could anyone please let me know which providers give the best coverage in Perth and the best SIM only package?

 

Thanks

 

It really depends on whereabouts you live. Check out the coverage maps for where you will be living before you shell out on anything long term. Best coverage with Telstra but they are far and away the most expensive. I am with Virgin, use the Optus towers and generally get good coverage but acknowledge that Telstra coverage is better. Watch out for 3 - it is fantastic if you are going to only be metropolitan but once you move out of the city and onto roaming, then Telstra costs can hit you via roaming.

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Thanks once again for all the info, I will have a look and let you know how it goes. :o)


Rob , Dawn & Anna. Rob arrived in Perth Dec 10 (457 visa), Dawn and Anna arrived 9th Mar 11. Bring it On! :jiggy:Vetassess pass Aug 10. IELTS pass Nov 10. WA SS Applied 20/12/10, Approved 17/01/11, 176 app 22/01/11, CO 15/02/11, Meds 15/03, visa approved 21/03/11

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Hi there,

 

We have brought our mobiles over which are on Vodafone UK locked. We intended to just put vodafone AU sim cards in but the don't work. The only phone that we have managed to set up was unlocked the other 3 didn't.

 

You will also find that you have to register the Au sims and this is quite hard cause they want a Aus driving license or medi card. We only managed it as we have relitives in Aus that could register for us:wacko:

 

Hope this helps

Andy


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