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Do you have any recommendations regarding mobile phones? Did you keep your home-country plan or use a local provider?

Telstra is the Australian telecom giant and you can't go wrong with them. The Consulate uses Optus, I have had no problems with either. Definitely get an Australian SIM and plan and use it in your unlocked phone. Phones are way more expensive here but the selection is probably the same as in the U.S. - Jul 18, 2017