*PLUS the price of (1) initial call credit voucher ($19.00 for €10). This credit is necessary for your service to work - it will be in your cart when you check out. This gives you 200 international or 50 local minutes! (estimated time - excludes multiple $0.29 flagfall costs) See per minute rates below!
Phone Rental Features:
Unlimited FREE incoming calls
Low rates within Australia and overseas, including international calls to the US for just $0.05 AUD per minute.
An Lebara pay as you go SIM card
An Australian cellular phone number (pre-activation required)
AUD $0.15 text messages worldwide
Voicemail (charged at AUD $0.20 per minute)
Complete with AUD $10 of initial call credit
Add more talk time by purchasing easily-obtainable recharge cards
No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check
Information and Talk Rates Chart
Local phone number for Australia
Free incoming calls
60 minutes domestic
Available add-ons (optional)
$49.00 Unlimited add-on
Unlimited local and international calling
3GB of High-Speed Data
Domestic Talk Rates
Free Lebara to Lebara*
International Talk Rates
AUD$0.05 to US or Canada**
SMS Text Messaging
Free incoming worldwide
$0.15 outgoing worldwide
1 free MB per day
$0.05 per MB thereafter
*Free for the first 10 minutes, AUD$0.15 thereafter
**AUD$0.29 connection fee per call
How do Cellular Abroad rates for Australia compare to your current carrier?
Calls to N. America
*prices exclude taxes which are approximately 20% of value.
Our Rental Services
Our Country Specific rental packages include the rental of an unlocked GSM Quad-Band Phone and the purchase of a SIM card specific to your destination country. There are two phone rental packages available: The standard rental package features an unlocked Motorola V180 cell phone. Our Deluxe rental package features the BLU Speed WiFi-enabled phone. Both phones are compact and light-weight. Please see below for pricing and details.
Included in your Standard Australia Phone Rental:
Your Standard Australia Phone Rental includes a Motorola V180 quad-band GSM phone and a Australia Rental SIM Card with initial credit. This phone is a compact, easy-to-use, flip-style phone with a color display.
What you get:
A Motorola V180 (or comparable model) rental handset, with a battery, fully charged and ready to go
A pre-paid Australia rental SIM with a local phone number
Recharge credits available at Cellular Abroad homepage
If you receive your cellular rental missing any of the listed items, please contact us immediately.
Cellular Abroad Rental Service for Australia
Renting a cellular phone for your trip to Australia is a great way to
stay connected and save money. Cellular Abroad offers cellular phone
rentals for Australia and over 120
other countries. Cellular Abroad equips all of their Australian
rental customers with the same service enjoyed by the Australian public
- why pay more than what the locals pay? Using the same local provider
in Australia not only guarantees cheaper rates, but better network
connectivity and less call connectivity problems.
As part of your rental package, you are receiving a prepaid Australia SIM card. A SIM card—also known as a chip—is inserted in your GSM phone. The SIM card is the "brain" of the phone and is what allows you to make calls within Australia or to anywhere in the world. The card is linked to a prepaid account so that you will never receive a phone bill and will always be in complete control of your expenditures. If needed, you can simply add more talk time to your account by contacting us to add credit for you directly to your account. You can also purchase scratch-off recharge cards, available in any convenient store and entering the unique code off the card into the handset. Since incoming calls are always free, even if you have depleted your credit you can still receive incoming calls from anywhere in the world.
Whether you are headed to Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Canterbury, Queensland, or Victoria; an Australian cell phone rental from Cellular Abroad will help you keep in touch all over the country.
Would you rather own your phone? Check out our package deals for Australia! ..
When do I order?
You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
How many minutes do I have? Along with your rental you are purchasing an initial $19 credit voucher which will start you off with about
200 minutes of calls to the US or 60 minutes of calls within Australia. Additional vouchers may be purchased from Cellular
Abroad or from many retailers throughout Australia.
How much is shipping?
If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
When do I get the phone?
You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
Does the cell phone come charged?
Yes it does, but itís always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
Can I charge this phone on my trip?
Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
How do I return the phone?
Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
What happens if I cancel?
If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.
You can also purchase other SIM cards as well for other countries to where you may be traveling. (This option is good for those planning on doing a lot of local calling.) We also offer an international roaming National Geographic Talk Abroad™ rental that is convenient for travel to multiple countries. (This option is useful for those wanting a single number for use in multiple countries and who will be making more calls back home than locally.)