Need A Phone While in Australia?

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Data Plan - 3GB over 30 days for $69

If you need to access your emails, browse the web, use apps such as Google Maps or social networks such as Facebook, we offer a 3GB data plan for $69.00 good for 30 days of service from activation upon arrival in Australia.

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Smartphone Rental Phone
3G and Wifi w/ Android phone
  • Low Standard Rates and free incoming calls
  • 3GB Data Bundle Add-on - Good for 30 days from activation upon arrival. Available upon checkout
  • Free Lebara to Lebara calls
  • Australian number w/ optional US number add on
  • Most extensive coverage in Australia
Rental Rates*
1 week 2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks
$48.95 $83.95 $99.95 $129.95 $149.95

*PLUS the price of (1) initial call credit voucher ($19.00 for 200 international or 50 local minutes! (estimated time - excludes multiple $0.29 connection fees). This credit is necessary for your service to work - it will be in your cart when you check out.


Whether you are headed to Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Canterbury, Queensland, or Victoria or virtually anywhere else in Australia; a cell phone rental from Cellular Abroad will help you keep in touch all over the country. Call rates, even back to the US and Canada are incredibly low. For travelers wanting to have access to the web, we also offer two data capable cell phone rental options. This is a perfect solution for travelers who want to check their emails, use Google Maps, browse the web and more.

The Standard Rental is ideal for travelers who only need to make and receive phone calls. The Smartphone Rental is an Android handset and is an affordable option for travelers needing voice and data. The iPhone Rental is another option for those who need to access the web and use apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, Skype and more.

Add the 3GB Data Bundle and get 3G speed internet within Australia. This plan is just $69 and is valid for 30 days from activation upon arrival in Australia. This is available as an add on in the cart.

All cell phone rentals include an Australian phone number. You can also add a US phone number to make it convenient for callers from the US to call you and/or you can forward your current US number to the one we provide. This feature is just $19 and includes 146 minutes of incoming calls. You can add this feature through the shopping cart or with your sales rep.

How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Australia Compare To Your Current Carrier?
  Cellular Abroad AT&T* Verizon* Sprint* T-Mobile*
Incoming Free $2.50 $1.29 $1.99 $1.99
Outgoing Local $0.15 $2.50 $1.29 $1.99 $1.99
Calls to N. America $0.01 to US, $0.03 to Canada $2.50 $1.29 $1.99 $1.99
3 GB Data (3G) $69.00* $300.00 $750.00 $4,710.00 N/A
*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.

Our Rental Services

Your phone comes charged and with an Australian SIM card, plug adapters, a charger and a return shipping label. Just add additional credit or the Unlimited and/or the US Number Plan once you enter your dates and add to cart.

Information and Talk Rates Chart
Key Features Initial Credit 3GB data bundle add-on (optional) Domestic Talk Rates International Talk Rates Text / SMS Rates Default Data Plan
  • Local phone number for Australia
  • Free incoming calls
  • Voicemail
  • Text Messaging
  • Up to 1000 minutes International
  • or
  • 60 minutes domestic
  • $69.00
  • 3GB of 3G speed Data
  • Available in cart upon checkout
  • Free incoming call.
  • AUD$0.15 outgoing
    Free Lebara to Lebara
    ($0.29 connection fee per outgoing call)
  • Incoming Free
  • AUD$0.01 to US and AUD$0.03 to Canada
    ($0.29 connection fee per outgoing call)
  • Free incoming worldwide
  • $0.15 outgoing worldwide
  • 1 free MB per day
  • $0.05 per MB thereafter


Renting a cell phone for your trip to Australia is quick and easy. First, determine which handset you want. Then, decide if you want any add-ons (Unlimited Plan or the US number) You can order online or speak to one of our expert advisors at 1-800-287-5072 and they can place the order for you. Time permitting, we deliver the Phone Rental 2 business days prior to you departure using USPS or FedEx. We can deliver the following day (except Sunday) for those with immediate departures.


You will receive a fully charged Rental Phone, complete with a convenient travel pouch, an international charger and plug adapter and simple instructions. If you have any questions, please call us or email us.


Included in your rental package, you will receive instructions for the activation. You will need to email the name of the user, their date of birth and passport number.

Returning your Rental Phone

We will send you a prepaid label with your package. Please retain it and, upon return from your trip, drop it off at FedEx or USPS (as per instructions) within 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. Cellular Abroad will charge late fees if the return shipping date is later than 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. For more information, see Cellular Abroad's full Terms & Conditions.

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • 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 voucher that will give you approximately 200 minutes back to the US or Canada or 60 local minutes. If you opt for the Unlimited Package, you will have unlimited minutes to the US and Canada as well as unlimited minutes and SMS within Australia.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • $19 for initial talk-time voucher (1 per phone).
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • 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 unless next day delivery is required.
  • 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 the 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. A great option to alleviate this is to add on the US number, which allows dialers from the US to reach you as a local call.
  • 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.

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