Prepaid SIM Card for Australia
*) Compared to receiving calls on your UK number roaming with a British operator.
Retaining your UK number abroad is a unique feature of HolidayPhone, not available for SIM cards sold elsewhere.
Call tariffs in Australia
Our Australia SIM card includes plenty of talk time and Internet usage, at a safe fixed price.
|Call to UK mobile||16c/min (10p)|
|Call to UK landline||6c/min (4p)|
|Receive calls on your British mobile phone number in Australia||From 0p/min (1 hour free call forwarding included. Additional call forwarding from 10p/minute)|
|Receive calls dialled to the Australian number||Free|
|Internet (3G) in your mobile or computer||1GB (1000 MB) included!|
|Send text messages across the world||25c (16p)|
|Receive text messages||Free|
|Make calls within Australia||12c/min (8p)|
|Call travel companion also using HolidayPhone||12c/min (8p)|
Prices above include Australian GST, 10% (tax). The exchange rate used is 1 AUD = 0,63 GBP
1 GB FREE flat rate mobile Internet in Australia
All HolidayPhone Australia SIM cards are pre-activated for flat rate 3G Internet access.
1 GB of 3G data (30 days validity) is included in the start package, which
is more than enough for most people. 1 GB data lasts for extensive Internet usage.
You can add an optional +3GB (total of 4GB) package with your order, if you need more than 1GB data.
Say goodbye to arbitrary per MB fees.
The Australian SIM Card can be used as a data SIM card in a dongle, ipad/tablet, MIFI-router or used for tethering with laptop. For Blackberry devices, mobile internet and Blackberry Services are not supported (calls will work perfectly).
How long does 1GB data last?
That's a tough question to answer! It depends on how you usually use data, but for most of our customers, 1GB is more than enough.
Typically 1GB data lasts for:
4000 emails (no attachments), plus 500 emails with attachments, plus 3000 web pages, plus 200 photos to social media sites, plus 250 hours of Google Navigation usage.
Calls between two travellers in Australia using HolidayPhone
The rate for calls between two travellers using HolidayPhone equals that of local calls as stated above (i.e. around 8p/min). If you are travelling in a party, we recommend that you order HolidayPhone for all travellers, so that you can make cheap calls between each other on your trip. To achieve this, just dial the local Australian mobile phone number provided with the prepaid SIM card.
Make calls within Australia and topping up call balance
There is no initial call balance on the sim card, so we strongly recommend you to top up the call balance
according to your needs from us, when you order HolidayPhone.
The call credit is used for outgoing calls and text.
If you during your trip need additional top up, you can buy top-up vouchers in kiosks, newsstands and supermarkets across Australia, or on our website for digital top up.
Calling the UK from Australia using HolidayPhone Australia prepaid SIM card
When calling home using your HolidayPhone SIM card, just dial +44 without the leading zero of the area code. For example: 07511 223344 becomes +44 7511 223344.
Receive calls in Australia
You receive inbound calls dialled to your British mobile phone number just as usual as all calls are seamlessly forwarded from UK to your Australian SIM card without any international roaming charges.
An Australian mobile phone number is included, that can be used when people within Australia or travel companions using HolidayPhone, want to call you. There is no cost for receiving unlimited calls dialled directly to your Australian number.
What if the call forwarding time runs out?
The HolidayPhone package includes 1 hour of calls diverted from the UK. If you need more call forwarding, you can easily add extra hours at a low cost when placing your order, or when you're already at your destination.
When your call forwarding time is consumed, the call forwarding feature will simply stop working. You will never be charged extra fees for the service.
In comparison, it often costs £0.50-£3.00 per minute to receive calls while roaming with a UK operator abroad, so by using HolidayPhone, you can save up to £180 on receiving 1 hour of calls on your British phone number abroad.
Australia coverage map
Here is an image of the network coverage in Australia. Most populated areas of Australia has very good network coverage,
but if you plan to visit unpopulated remote areas of Australia, no network connectivity is available,
as it's one of the most remote places in the world.
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, be sure to choose the correct size and get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in older phones. - Micro size is used in iPhone 4/4S and newer phone models. - Nano size is only used in iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPad Mini.
If you are unsure about what size you'll need, just measure your current SIM card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All HolidayPhone SIMs are local prepaid SIM cards which means that we can offer much lower rates, compared to using an "international SIM card".
There are no obligations, no contract and no subscription. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If your destination country requires SIM card registration, we process your registration with the carrier on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All HolidayPhone SIM cards are ready for use when you arrive at your destination.
Compare our offer with competitors
HolidayPhone offers a service that is cheap and easy to use. If you're comparing our service with other providers, make sure to check:
Do you get your UK calls forwarded for free, or will you be unreachable on your usual number while abroad?
Is mobile Internet / data included, or available at a reasonable price?
Is the SIM card activated and registered for you, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival?
And lastly - compare rates. Our rates for calls, texts and internet are among the cheapest available in our destination countries.
Order HolidayPhone Australia Pay As You Go SIM card
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You will receive the Australian SIM card along with simple as 1-2-3 instructions posted to your home address, prior to your departure.
Keep in mind:
Delivery time to the UK3-4 business days with standard shipping, 1-2 business days with UPS.
Get the right sizeDouble check to find out if you need a standard, micro or nano SIM card.
Purchase top upsDon't forget to add top ups or data plans, if needed, when you place your order. Generally, our basic SIM packages do not have a balance.
Abroad for a while?If you're traveling for an extended period of time, we recommend purchasing extra call forwarding hours to ensure you don't miss any calls!
Your phone must be unlockedIn order to use our SIM cards, your mobile cannot be locked to a carrier. If you're unsure, contact your operator directly. Or maybe you have an older, unlocked phone you can use instead?
Do you have any questions?Check out our FAQ