In this day and age it has become easier than ever to stay in touch with loved ones while traveling, a task not always so simple. Postcards and letters, that can take nearly as long as your voyage to reach their destination, have been replaced by e-mails, text-messages, and easier phone access. It is the latter two which I will address in further depth. Easy and short term mobile phone services have arise in many different countries to accommodate both the casual mobile phone user and the traveler. Australia is one of those countries, and being a popular vacation destination, an essential.
To start with, there are several options available, although there are several other mobile phone companies in the land down under, these three are the most prominent and probably the easiest to find for a traveler just arriving in Australia. Telstra, Vodaphone, and Optus mobile. Users often search for iPhone 11 Back Covers Online in India along with a device to use. A traveler or temporary resident will probably want to choose from one of the three to accommodate their mobile phone needs. Each provides a prepaid phone option in which you need merely to slip a new SIM card into your phone, pay for the time you want, and you’re on the local network. It works like a dream, with all the regular features such as voicemail and text-messaging. Not only that, but international calls and messaging is also possible; a feature I did not find so readily available during my extended stay in China.
The downsides to using this form of connection is that it is quite a bit more costly than using a normal pay-per-month plan. More specifically, the minutes cost more than you’d expect. Text-messages cost around $0.25 a message, more than you’d pay at home. However, you are getting the convenience of a no-contract, no commitments service. Yet obviously, and not only for this reason, the upsides seem to out weight the downsides. After all, you are easily connected to the world and your family without the hassle of a phone card or the heavy long-distance charges of your hotel room telephone. Not only that but you have tourist services at your finger tips, some prepaid services offer a tourist hotline that gives you the info you need on the city. If that’s not available you need only put the city’s tourist center number in your phone and you’re just as easily connected to just about anything you could need in the city. Enter in a local cab company’s number and you’re good to go.
Additionally, such mobile companies as Optus mobile offer specific plans, similar to those that you would use back home, only with a little more or less freedom. For example, Optus mobile offers plans specifically aimed at people who will be texting a lot, or those who need more minutes to call local or long distance. Although the rates Optus offers are comparable with that of Telstra, Telstra doesn’t offer such plans by which to cater to your needs. Instead, they apply a one rate sort of plan and using your mobile works more like using a phone card.
Whichever way you decide to turn, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. In the land of wilderness and adventure mobile options are everywhere you look and at your finger tips. Such places as gas stations, grocery stores, and the like, all offer prepaid recharge cards for your phone so no matter where you are you’re always connected. It’s the perfect way to stay in touch while you’re out enjoying your vacation and your life.