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Which travel sim card?

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by EN710, 15th Oct, 2015.

  1. EN710

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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Where are you going? Many countries or just a few?
     
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  3. EN710

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    Just one, to Bali, Indonesia.

    I'm wondering maybe it's better to allow roaming, turn off my mobile data and activate wifi when needed. Plus buy local SIM o_O
     
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    I know Vodafone has the $5/day international service where you can use the SIM as per your current plan overseas.

    If you don't need to receive calls internationally, I would suggest you to switch on the roaming service. Only send SMS if required (as this will only incur a small fee). Best if you could use Skype or the messaging services like Whatsapp, Line, etc. which you could just use the local Wifi or SIM.

    If you need a local SIM, I think the charges are relatively cheap in Indonesia. But the network coverage/speed may not be as good.

    Hope it helps.
     
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  5. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    Ditto the vodaphone deal. I'm with them and use their $5 roaming and it's so convenient and easy.
     
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    I'm not with Vodafone :( will check if they have prepaid card with the same deal :rolleyes:
     
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    When I went overseas I bought a phone IN COUNTRY.. Soooo cheap.. Just got a one month prepaid with UNLIMITED AU landline calls and texts to AU mobiles (plus unlimited local and local mobile calls.. When i was in the states for like $50-60 a month! Oh and heaps of data!
     
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    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes I believe they do .

    Didn't work for me because I went to Vietnam (not covered). :(

    I tried Aussie SIM but couldn't receive calls while I was overseas - could send out text ok tho.

    The Y-man
     
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    If your with vodaphone they just charge you $5 a day extra for roaming. Worked for me when I was in Europe.
     
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  10. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Just buy a sim in country.
     
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  11. Rolf Latham

    Rolf Latham Inciteful (sic) Staff Member Business Plus Member

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    truphone is a decent option for many things

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    rolf
     
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  12. mrdobalina

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    I always carry 2 phones when going overseas. 1 with the aussie sim to just receive calls and sms. The other with a local sim for data and calls.
     
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  13. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Woollworths one worked well for me during a trip to Vietnam and Europe. Easy to use/top up, etc.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    It's possible to get dual sim phones. Though that option is a bit rare now, a pity.
     
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    have a look at the aldi ones aswell
     
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    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    Which provider in US? I'm thinking of getting a local SIM card there and just receive email and whatsapp.
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know how good the public Wifi is there. In many "less advanced" countries public Wifi is plentiful and a sim card unnecessary.
     
  18. Jeah_

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    Second for the woollies sim.

    On a recent overseas trip, we were in one country for nearly a month and were able to set up a local call number in Australia for about $10 for family to call us for the cost of a local call. If you use this service in the UK, people in Australia call you for the cost of a local call, and the incoming call to your mobile is free also.
     
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    I'll be in West Coast. Surely, Sillicon Valley and surrounds would have reliable WIFI. I would still get a SIM card, ready to get emails from my staff and clients.
     
  20. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Check it out first. A good infrastructure in a place may mean that there's little demand for public access.