If you only want to be contactable you can have your own carrier turn on roaming, that way whoever needs to contact you can just call your regular number, which would be easier to remember in the panic of an emergency. It's when you start making calls from your phone that it gets expensive.
For that you could get a cheap phone and international sim.
Thank you, it is just in case I need to call home. I have a spare phone so will put an international sim in it.
My suggestion is you buy a SIM when you get there. And, have Global roaming on your Australian phone so that you are easily contactable by family in Australia.
yep I agree with YF and Jim.
Also. Make pre arranged times to talk face to face on Skype or yahoo messenger to family and friends in Australia.
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