Australia SIM Card
|Information and Talk Rates Chart|
|Key Features||Initial Credit||Available add-ons (optional)||Domestic Talk Rates||International Talk Rates||Text / SMS Rates||Default Data Plan|
Great outgoing Standard Rates plus free incoming calls
Unlimited Plan add on featuring unlimited calls plus 2GB of data
Free Lebara to Lebara calls
Australian number w/ optional US number add on
Available in standard, micro and nano SIM sizes
Most extensive coverage in Australia
Australia SIM Card
The Lebara SIM card for Australia is available in standard, micro and nano sizes and is the perfect solution for travelers who need an affordable solution for making and receiving calls and having data capabilities while in Australia. The Standard Rates are incredibly low, but for an additional fee you can add on an Unlimited Plan to your SIM card and have unlimited calling – even to the US and Canada plus 2GB of data. The Unlimited Plan is good for up to 30 days and is renewable.
While incoming calls are free, callers from the United States or Canada will have to pay international rates in order to reach your Australian number. The US number add-on gives you a US number in addition to the Australian number already on your SIM. You can forward your current phone number to the new US number we assign or just give your contacts your new number. Each $19 offers 146 minutes of incoming calls on the US number.
|How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Australia Compare To Your Current Carrier?|
|Outgoing Local||$0.15 + $.29 AUD connection fee||$2.50||$1.29||$1.99||$1.99|
|Calls to N. America||$0.05||$2.50||$1.29||$1.99||$1.99|
|2 GB Data (3G)||$79.00**||$300.00||$500.00||$4,710.00||$240.00||*Cellular Abroad's rates are all inclusive. Other network pricing excludes tax, approximately 20% of value.. In addition, our solution is not a roaming solution and therefore is more reliable and faster. **This is part of the Unlimited Plan. In addition to 2GB of data, it also includes unlimited calls to the US, Canada, within Australia and SMS within Australia (valid for 30 days).|
The easiest way to purchase more talk time credit is by calling Cellular Abroad at +1-310-862-7100 (8am to 4pm PST, Monday through Friday, English speaking reps), but you can also order online 24/7 through our website, before or during your trip.
Data Plans – 2GB over 30 days for $79 – (available as add on in cart)
Free wifi is not always convenient and never 24/7 nor a secure way of accessing your accounts. Yet travelers typically need internet access for Google Maps, Skyping back home, researching restaurants and hotels and logging into their online bank. With the Unlimited Plan add-on, you can have the convenience of accessing the internet anywhere for a price you can afford.
The Unlimited Plan, besides offering 2GB of data at 3G speeds also features unlimited calling within Australia as well as internationally to the US or Canada, and unlimited local texts. International texts are not included and would bill out of standard call credit.
Will the Australia SIM card work with my phone?
As long as your cell phone is unlocked and can support the 900/1800 band frequencies your phone is compatible with the Australian SIM. All smart phones support 900/1800.
How do I know if my phone is unlocked?
You cannot tell physically if your cell phone is unlocked. If you put in a SIM card (other than your US carriers brand) and it picks up a network, it is unlocked. Conversely, if it says, “enter subsidy code” or similar, it is locked. Call your carrier to check to see if your phone is unlocked or if it qualifies for being unlocked.
Do you offer micro and nano SIM cards?
Yes we do. They are for selection above “add to cart”
How good is the coverage?
This is a local service. Your phone will have reception where ever the locals have reception. Coverage is excellent.
Where can I get more talk time?
You can get additional call credit either through Cellular Abroad or through most convenience stores in Australia.
Will it work as soon as I land in Australia?
Yes. We do request your departure date, date of birth and passport number be emailed once you receive the SIM in order to pre activate your service.
How much will it cost people in the USA/Canada to call me on my Australian number?
It is an international outgoing call, for the dialer from the US, to reach you on your Australian number, so their rate depends on their plan through their carrier. A great option is to add the “US Number” feature to your service. Each $19 will give you 146 minutes of incoming calls on a US number.
Can I keep my usual number?
Yes you can. Purchase the US Number add on and forward your current number to the new one (ask your carrier what the procedure is). This is ideal for business travelers who need to be reached at all times but is also a double edged sword for travelers going for a bit of rest and relaxation as anyone who calls your usual number will reach you. Another option is just to give a select few your new US number.
Can I use the SIM card next year when I go to Australia?
You need to add call credit at least once every 90 days in order to retain the phone number so, while yes you could retain the number, you may be better of just purchasing a new SIM card next time you travel.
More questions? Call us at 800.287.5072 and we will be glad to be of assistance.