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Cell phones in Australia 2014

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Cell phones in Australia 2014

We will be in Queensland in June 2014 and traveling with two teenage sons. I would like them to have a cell phone as well as us so they can go off for small adventures on their own. At home, we would text freely, what will be our best and most cost effective way to text/use cell phones? Purchase prepaid phones once we get to our destination? I appreciate any help!!

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1. Re: Cell phones in Australia 2014

You should post your question in Queensland forum.

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowForum-g255067-i460-Que…

Support Forum is for asking general questions on how to use TripAdvisor website, how to find things on it and how to use its many features.

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2. Re: Cell phones in Australia 2014

FRS radios may be a cheaper, more practical alternative, depending on your plans:

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3. Re: Cell phones in Australia 2014

Two options

1. Bring your own unlocked phones and buy Pre-Paid SIM cards around $2 each

2. Purchase a cheap Pre-Paid phone that comes with SIM cards, starting as cheap as $29 from a supermarket.

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4. Re: Cell phones in Australia 2014

Thank you!!!

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5. Re: Cell phones in Australia 2014

Hi Kim,

I noticed that you inadvertently posted your question in the TripAdvisor Support Forum, so I have moved the topic on your behalf to the Queensland Forum. I hope you find the information you need to plan your upcoming travels.

Kind regards,

Jane

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6. Re: Cell phones in Australia 2014

KVE has mentioned the two simplest options.

There's more info here: tripadvisor.com/Travel-g255055-c207729/Austr…

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