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

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    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

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    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
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    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

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    So it seems like Telstra are the best deal then! Thanks.
     

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