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    jackie | January 17, 2016

    I’m a small business owner and single mother who needs a personal phone and business phone (which can be a regular cell) both with unlimited talk text data and also need a phone for my daughter with only talk and text, the safer the better for her, whtas the best options for me

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      Brodie | January 18, 2016

      Hi Jackie,

      For your daughter, I would recommend something like Optus Long Expiry or Vodafone Pay As You Go. These plans have no long term commitment and are prepaid, meaning your daughter can only use a limited amount of credit (this saves you from getting a whopping bill unexpectedly). Whether you choose to go with Optus or Vodafone would also be influenced by the carrier you choose for yourself, as it’s much easier keeping all phone numbers under one account and some carriers offer other benefits for calls between mobiles on the same network.

      I’d be happy to make some recommendations on your personal and business phones, but I would need to know what kind of handsets you would be interested in. It sounds like you only need something basic for your business phone, so I would recommend buying a low to mid-range handset and signing up to a SIM only plan. This will save you on your monthly fee as you won’t have any handset repayments.

      Hear from you soon,

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    HKT | December 16, 2015

    We are moving from Kuala Lumpur. We already have our mobile phones but looking for a the best deal in obtaining an Australian number. We would like a deal that we could call Malaysia at a reasonable price.

    Requirements: 1 adult and 2 children

    1. mobile service
    2. phone and internet service for the home.

    Most appreciate your comments on this.
    Thank you

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      Brodie | December 21, 2015

      Hi HKT,

      If you’ll be making most of your calls to Malaysia, I would recommend Lebara. They are one of the best providers in Australia for international calls. If you will also making calls to Australian numbers and using data, I would recommend a plan with Vodafone. Vodafone offers international minutes as a bonus to standard calls, text and data inclusions at a reasonable price.

      Find out more about Lebara here, and more about Vodafone here.


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    John | December 1, 2015

    Hi Alex- the Testra Travel pass is the best option as it offers unlimited calls, texts and a reasonable data allowance but isnt available for Peru under their zone 3 listing. Neither is the Telstra Data pack product available for Peru. As Students they went to Student Travel and received a StudentTravel SIM that offers calls at half Telstra’s rates but data was a whopping $8 per MB.I suspect a local SIM on arrival may be the best option.

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      Alex | December 2, 2015

      Hi John,

      Yes, you’re right — my apologies! Another possible approach (obviously it all depends on budget) would be a cheap calling SIM and a data hotspot to share.


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    John | November 30, 2015

    My daughter is heading to South America for 2 months. Telstra is introducing a new Travel Pass this week covering Chile, Argentina and Brazil that looks great but nothing for Peru where she will be for 2 weeks. Any suggestions as Telstra are $4.50 per minute for calls out and $3.00 per MB for data there?

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      Alex | December 1, 2015

      Hi John,

      Telstra do sell Travel Packs that lower that data cost if it’s imperative that your daughter maintains the same mobile number:

      Those are pricey, however any other option would result in a different number while she’s travelling, although you could make that simpler by using a service such as Whatsapp or Skype and contacting her that way. There are a number of locally available roaming SIM products such as Globalgig or TravelSIM that may meet your needs; another option would be to check for SIM availability at her destination, as local products are typically even cheaper when it comes to access costs (although be careful to check the cost for her calling/texting “home”, as that would be an international call or text from that location.



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    Lorraine | November 20, 2015

    Thank you for the info, Lorraine.

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    Lorraine | November 20, 2015

    Do you have a phone for an elderly man with big numbers on it , he does not want any data only a pre paid for 1 year if that is available, not monthly.
    Many thanks Lorraine Baumann.

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      Brodie | November 20, 2015

      Hi Lorraine,

      You’ve come through to We’re online comparison service and not a mobile handset retailer. Though, I am more than happy to point you in the right direction. For such low usage, I would recommend the Virgin Long Expiry. For $49.00, it gives you $49 of calls and text with a 365-day expiry. For a handset, I would recommend something like the Doro PhoneEasy – it’s a flip phone, with large buttons and an extra loud ringtone.

      Hope that helps,


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    Wonderzebra | November 19, 2015

    What is the cheapest land line with no broadband, yet includes the cost of your local and std calls only?

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      Brodie | November 27, 2015

      Hi Wonderzebra,

      Optus offers a $22 per month home phone plan and Telstra offers a $24.95 per month home phone plan. Both plans do not include calls, and have separate pricing for calls. I would recommend heading over to each website and checking the availability in your area.


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    Grace | October 28, 2015

    What is the best mobile phone plan for the OPPO R7 plus?

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      Brodie | October 30, 2015

      Hi Grace,

      You can get the Oppo R7 for as low as $40 per month on Optus. This comes with unlimited calls and text, and 500MB of data.

      Hope that helps,


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