Tips for taking an iPhone to Australia and New Zealand

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by vclynn, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. vclynn macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2009
    I live in the US and will be traveling to Australia and New Zealand for about 3 weeks. I called AT&T to find out about using the phones in Australia and was told it would be about $30 extra per line (not including the $1.69 a minute charge).

    I'm wondering, what would happen if I just took out my sim card, and used the phone like an iPod touch while I was over there. Would it work? Would they have any means of charging my phone account?

    I'm thinking of just using the phone in places where free wifi is offered, and using the Skype app. Will that work ok? Or are there any other tips?
  2. i228 macrumors member

    May 23, 2009
    Take your SIM card out just in case. And if your phone is unlocked you can buy prepaid SIM cards almost everywhere in the world. A lot of airports sell them when you get in. This is what I do when I go to Manila.
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Use it with WiFi and get a $30 pre-paid phone while you're here. Much cheaper than international roaming.

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