How can I set up a mobile (cell) phone?

Question:

How can I set up a mobile (cell) phone?

Answer:

 

You have a number of options:

 

  • Buy a new phone/prepaid phone once you arrive in Australia: you can purchase phones, with pre-paid and post-paid contracts, from a variety of phone stores, supermarkets and other retailers
  • Bring your own phone: you can probably use your overseas handset but be aware that some phones might be locked into a certain network
  • Bring your own SIM card: international roaming is available in Australia, but you should first check whether your mobile provider in your country provides this service. This can be an expensive option

 

There are different pre-paid plans available and you should consult the provider/retailer for the best deals on calls for both local and international.