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What calling and data plans would be ideal for a 2-3 weeks trip to Australia? At&t international roaming plans seem expensive and I have a locked phone

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Thanks A1. Would getting a local sim card once there be the cheapest option?

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http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Australia You’ll need to have AT&T unlock your phone before you go if you bought it through them

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OP, the cheapest option in almost any foreign country is to just buy a local SIM card in the destination country. Don't buy ahead of time or at the airport, just go to the local cellphone / carrier store. Do a little research ahead of time to see what carriers are compatible with your phone and to make sure your phone in unlocked.

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Where are you going to in Australia? That makes a big difference in carriers. I was there for 4 months this year and travelled everywhere but Northern Territory & South Australia (both AUS states). I had Vodafone which was great in cities but was really spotty in rural areas. Telestra is the best coverage if you're doing an Outback Roadtrip or hiking around Tassie.

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I have Sprint and it’s free to be add on the global plan that includes data and calls.

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Thanks everyone.. @ASA1 we are planning mainly the major cities and some scenic routes around the Great Barrier Reef.. Telestra does seem to have the best coverage based on online research.. was just wondering how to go about the first day until I get a local sim..

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