A telephone to communicate with your family back home and your new friends in Australia.
There are many mobile phone service providers in Australia, offering pre-paid accounts and/or periodical bills. You will normally pay a connection fee plus a rate per minute for phone calls and a flat rate for SMS. Shop around for a deal which suits the way you use your phone.
If you want to bring your mobile phone from overseas to Australia, check if it is compatible with Australian networks first.
A list of the most common mobile providers:
If you decide to have a telephone line in your home, you will normally pay a one-off connection fee and a monthly line rental fee.
Local calls from residential telephones cost around 15-30 cents per call. Calls to mobile phones vary. For long-distance calls within Australia, charges vary. For international calls you will normally pay a connection fee and a rate per minute.
To make domestic phone calls:
Dial – the area code + phone number
Area Code States:
- ACT, NSW (02)
- VIC, TAS (03)
- QLD (07)
- SA, WA, NT (08)
If you want to bring your mobile phone from overseas to Australia, check if it is compatible with Australian networks first. Take advantage of internet. Use skype, voipraider, etc to save money.