Going to Australia for 3 weeks, need PAYG with data sim card recommendations

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by kolax, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I'm heading out to Sydney and will be visiting likes of Blue Mountains etc. Also planning to head up to Cairns and see Port Douglas.

    So, I need an Australian network that'll give me good coverage in those areas, but also be reasonably priced.

    What Pay As You Go deals can any Aussies recommend?
  2. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Assuming you are using your iPhone 4 as per your signature, your iPhone will support all the frequencies that are used here.

    1. Telstra (3G 850MHz). Most expensive and covers 99% of the population. This is the one I recommend to you. Data packs last for 1 month should be plenty for the 3 weeks you are here. You can pay as much as you need:

    $5 for 30 MB
    $10 for 200 MB
    $20 for 700 MB
    $39 for 1 GB
    $49 for 3 GB
    $59 for 4 GB

    2. YES OPTUS
    Okay coverage. Uses 2100MHz for city/metro and 900MHz for country/rural areas. Not great if you are going to rural areas.

    3. vodafone AU/3
    Please don't use this. Coverage is average at best and there is no reception in many places.
  3. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    So it seems like Telstra are the best deal then! Thanks.

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