A telephone to communicate with your family back home and your new friends in Australia.
Australia has multiple companies that offer packages (Smart phone + SIM Card) or you can simply buy the SIM Card if you already have your mobile phone.
The packages include:
- Phone calls (local, domestic and international)
- Data (access to internet)
You can choose a plan that suits your needs and budget. Make sure to do your homework by searching for the best option prior to signing any contract. While you do this, you can buy a rechargeable card which you can top up every time you run out of data/minutes.
- To save money on data consumption on your mobile phone, try looking for “hot spots” when you can use the Wi-Fi for free.
- If you want to bring your mobile phone from overseas, first check if it is compatible with Australian networks.
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)
- All Mobile phones commence with 04 plus 2 digits as a prefix
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.
You need to dial
0011 + Country Code + City Code + Number