Canberra - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We kept our US phones (iPhone and Samsung) and put in Australian sims. Worked like a charm for two years. - Aug 2020

Same as in the States. - May 2012

Similar to the U.S. - May 2011

The embassy issued ours, plans are cheap. - Dec 2010

No--there are many options to choose from. - Nov 2010

They are cheap, and you have a choice of companies. We were most happy with Vodaphone. Look at the plans carefully, though, because overage charges will break the bank. - Apr 2010

Telecoms here are like in the US: very reliable. The telecom company offers a good deal of packages. - Oct 2009

You will want to buy one once you are here. They have a different philosophy on who pays. There are no plans with unlimited minutes and the person making the phone call is charged minutes not the one receiving. - Apr 2009

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