Australia Cellular Plans

If you are traveling to Australia an effective and affordable cellular and data plan, you have come to the right place. Carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and others typically have few solutions for travelers to Australia, plus, they are difficult to understand and can be extremely expensive. Our data and cell phone plans for Australia are simple to understand, prepaid so you know exactly how much it's going to cost and extremely affordable.

Cellular Abroad offers you several data and calling options for Australia depending on your needs; use your own phone or tablet with our SIM card, rent or buy a phone or rent a mobile hotspot. If you have an unlocked cell phone or tablet, you can simply purchase a SIM card specifically designed for Australia. If you don't want to or can't use your phone, we offer several cell phone rental options for Australia depending on your preference of phones. Sometimes it makes sense to purchase a phone, particularly if you are planning an extended trip Down Under. If you want to have Wi Fi access virtually anywhere in Australia, you can rent our Mi Fi wireless hotspot. This is a popular choice for travelers with multiple devices.

If you need help deciding what to do, please don't hesitate to contact us!

Calling Home

Whether you rent a phone, buy one of our phone packages for Australia or get a SIM card and put it into your existing phone, the rates are always the same for making and receiving phone calls and mobile data. Our Australia solutions are simple in terms of the call rates. You can make unlimited calls back to the United States and to Canada as well as within Australia for 30 days. If you need another 30 days of unlimited service, you will need to purchase another 30 day bundle of service. Please note that while there are unlimited calling to 60 destinations including the US, Canada and Europe, there are other countries where it is not free to call. If you need information regarding rates to a destination that is other than the US, Canada or Europe, please contact us.

Can I get mobile data?

Yes, and in a word...lots of it! If you buy a SIM card, rent or buy any smart phone for Australia, you will have 14GB of high speed, LTE mobile data to use for up to 30 days. If you have another device or shared devices, you can rent a MiFi hotspot and also get loads of data for your trip!

Keeping my US/Canadian number

All rentals and SIM cards for Australia have an Australian number by default and you can add a US number to your Aussie SIM card or phone rental and then, forward your usual number to the new number.

Is there a contract?

Cellular Abroad believes that you should know what you are getting. Therefore, we do not ask you to sign any type of contract whatsoever. All of our services are pay as you go.

Using my iPad

There are a couple of options for using your iPad in Australia. If your iPad (or other tablet for that matter) has a slot for a SIM card, you can just put a SIM card in it. However, most iPads and tablets only use Wi Fi. In this case, you must rent our mobile hotspot.

Using my laptop

There are a couple of ways that you can use your laptop in Australia. The first way it to find a WiFi source. You may just have WiFi in the apartment where you are staying or you may be OK looking for WiFi hotspots wherever you travel. This may work for some travelers who do not strictly rely on a reliable WiFi source OR do not have issues regarding the possibility, the remote possibility but still a possibility, of security breaches. If however, you absolutely need to have access to data and do not want to run the risk of not being able to find a hotspot or you do not want to risk being hacked, then a very convenient, and secure, option is to rent a WiFi hotspot for your trip. The hotspot is a small and portable device that creates your own personal - and secure - hotspot.

Should I rent or buy?

Most travelers rent a phone for their trip but, if your trip exceeds a month, it is almost always less expensive to buy one of our phone packages designed for use in Australia.

Can I just get a SIM card?

If your phone is unlocked, we encourage you to use your current phone and to just order an Australian SIM card. Most Verizon phones and all phones purchased from the Apple store are unlocked. Check with your carrier to see if your phone is unlocked or qualifies to be unlocked.

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