Prepaid Data Plan for Australia

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Hello! Can anyone advice is it better to get Australia prepaid card or rent WiFi router from Changi recommends (after promo+$10 credits $53 for 8days). Main usuage for data/google maps/WhatsApp etc. and probably watching drama since nothing much to do at night. Will be around Perth city and towards Margaret river area.
 

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Hello! Can anyone advice is it better to get Australia prepaid card or rent WiFi router from Changi recommends (after promo+$10 credits $53 for 8days). Main usuage for data/google maps/WhatsApp etc. and probably watching drama since nothing much to do at night. Will be around Perth city and towards Margaret river area.
I'm getting Telstra for myself n Optus for my wife. With both should be safe but Telstra coverage should be better.

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I'm getting Telstra for myself n Optus for my wife. With both should be safe but Telstra coverage should be better.

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Hello GReddy! Thanks for your suggestions! Would the data be sufficient say to watch Netflix/stream movie? Sorry I’m very noob and confuse by the many option of WiFi router/Aussie local prepaid sim/add-on Singtel data roaming.
 

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Hello GReddy! Thanks for your suggestions! Would the data be sufficient say to watch Netflix/stream movie? Sorry I’m very noob and confuse by the many option of WiFi router/Aussie local prepaid sim/add-on Singtel data roaming.
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Take Note for those using Data Roaming on Optus and Telstra network. The grade of network have restriction for data roaming Sim. Those visiting Urual areas are suggested to get their prepaid SIM card at Australia directly to have access to their TOP tier network.
 

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Telstra the coverage is still better even for those NSMen and NSF that is going to Exercise Wallaby or other NS Australia Exercise..

Those area hardly can even receive any optus or Vodafone signal.

Telstra wise will usually be more expensive. If you don need a card straight away from disembark from the airport. I would suggest heading to the supermarket like Coles and Woolworth to buy the card. The only diff is that you need to find a wifi spot to register after u purchase the card or u can walk into any Telstra or Optus official store to seek their help to help you activate the SIM Card.

A lot of saving can be got from the SIM Cards that is purchase through the Supermarket. Check out those bigger branch. The SIM card are usually located near the aisle of the cashier or near the part where the cigarette is purchased.

Those getting it or not sure of anything regarding coverage or SIM card stuff can post your enquiry and I will get back to share with you :s12::s12:
 

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I received some enquirers about the use of the hotspot wifi egg device in Aussie. I would not suggest using that as the network in Aussie does not give the full spectrum of frequency network access to roaming devices which for this case the wifi egg is using a roaming device. I wouldn still strongly recommend using local telco like Telstra and Optus Sim card:s12::s12:
 

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Take Note for those using Data Roaming on Optus and Telstra network. The grade of network have restriction for data roaming Sim. Those visiting Urual areas are suggested to get their prepaid SIM card at Australia directly to have access to their TOP tier network.

Just want to be absolutely clear, it's not just the roaming sims/devices which have "restricted" access. If you get a sim from other companies that run off Telstra/Optus networks, they you would also be affected by the same restrictions.

Having said that, 99.9% of the tourists won't notice any difference even if you head to rural areas, so I rarely mention such details - it probably confuses people and scares them off from good deals that are more than adequate for their needs. Although if you're heading off on an exercise or going to some seriously remote places, definitely get a Telstra-branded local sim (and not anything else that runs off Telstra, such as Boost, Aldi, etc).
 

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I agree that you might not notice the diff but heading to places like GOR or Philip Island or even Margaret River are need to be on the 4GX network to get coverage and data access. Thank you for sharing on your experiences with the community
 

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Telstra the coverage is still better even for those NSMen and NSF that is going to Exercise Wallaby or other NS Australia Exercise..

Those area hardly can even receive any optus or Vodafone signal.

Telstra wise will usually be more expensive. If you don need a card straight away from disembark from the airport. I would suggest heading to the supermarket like Coles and Woolworth to buy the card. The only diff is that you need to find a wifi spot to register after u purchase the card or u can walk into any Telstra or Optus official store to seek their help to help you activate the SIM Card.

A lot of saving can be got from the SIM Cards that is purchase through the Supermarket. Check out those bigger branch. The SIM card are usually located near the aisle of the cashier or near the part where the cigarette is purchased.

Those getting it or not sure of anything regarding coverage or SIM card stuff can post your enquiry and I will get back to share with you :s12::s12:
I'm touching down Perth at about 8.30pm. Can I get a Telstra Sims card at the airport cos I need it for GPS to my lodging. Understand there is only Optus shop.

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I'm touching down Perth at about 8.30pm. Can I get a Telstra Sims card at the airport cos I need it for GPS to my lodging. Understand there is only Optus shop.

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Alternatively you could download google offline map in case you can't get a SIM. Or if you're with Starhub, just activate roaming for $15
 

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Alternatively you could download google offline map in case you can't get a SIM. Or if you're with Starhub, just activate roaming for $15
Actually i had already download google offline map but just in case it don't work. So i just need to on the location w/o the mobile data? Cos i didn't try offline mode before. Was thinking to get the sim card from Lazada.

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Actually i had already download google offline map but just in case it don't work. So i just need to on the location w/o the mobile data? Cos i didn't try offline mode before. Was thinking to get the sim card from Lazada.

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Well if you don't have the local SIM card, then you won't have mobile data unless you activate roaming data on your Singapore SIM card.

If you want to test offline mode in Singapore, you can do as you stated: turn off mobile data and see if it can navigate you to your destination.
I have personally tried it and it works.

If the SIM card from Lazada is cheap, then by all means get it.
 

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Well if you don't have the local SIM card, then you won't have mobile data unless you activate roaming data on your Singapore SIM card.

If you want to test offline mode in Singapore, you can do as you stated: turn off mobile data and see if it can navigate you to your destination.
I have personally tried it and it works.

If the SIM card from Lazada is cheap, then by all means get it.
Had tried offline map in Singapore n it's work but don't know about Australia. Anyway had bought Telstar prepaid card for Lazada.
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I'm getting changi recommend Aust S$26 for 12GB sim card for my upcoming Tas/melb trip. This sim card is ok one right in these 2 places?
 

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I'm getting changi recommend Aust S$26 for 12GB sim card for my upcoming Tas/melb trip. This sim card is ok one right in these 2 places?
Not sure about changi recommend, it's better to get Telstra for better coverage. I get mine from lazada for $28+.

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I am returning back to Singapore from Melbourne today. I have a 35gb prepaid sim card with 20 more days expiry date. Lots of data left. Those interested can get it from me for free. Self collect at my convenience. Pm me
 

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I’m got a Vodafone Sim expires 28 days from 22 oct 2019. Still got 20gb inside. Collect Novena or Bukit Panjang
 
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