Cell phones in Australia and New Zealand. Any inexpensive phones or plans we can use to stay in touch with our traveling companions?
NZ - try "2 degrees" for cheap prepaid calls with good coverage. They use the Vodafone network. Telecom will generally have more coverage than VF, though not always. Depends where you are going, bro. In Australia, if you are going rural you will NEED Telstra next g. Telstra charge like a wounded bull, but they get away with it because their coverage is incomparable. If you're staying around metropolitan areas, you have a huge range of cheap 3G options (Amaysim, boost, red bull, tpg, even Vodafone and Optus). You can buy a new prepaid phone for $50-$200, though these are generally all network locked. Jump on their websites to see rates etc. Try Dse.com.au or auspost.com.au or jb hi-fi for prices of new prepaid phones. Maybe just buy a cheap unlocked phone and use it for both aus and nz. Depends if you want an iPhone/galaxy or can make do with a basic cellphone really. about 7 years ago
I'd highly recommend catching the train from Christchurch to Greymouth, then rent your car from there and continue on to franz josef. Beautiful scenery! almost 7 years ago
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