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mattbastin
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Cost of International Roaming

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Why is international roaming so expensive? Are the costs more or less arbitrary? If not what are they based on? I know there has been steps to recently severely reduce the costs but they still seem to much to me. Do overseas vistors coming to Australia make use of Telstra as a carrier for their own mobile phone?

 

It seems to me a bit like other banks' ATMs. The fees seem to be unecessary. (The cost of a transaction for another bank would cost far less than $2.50)

 

Can't national carriers be satisfied with international reciprocal agreements? What are my options if I want to use my phone overseas? I plan to visit France, Switzerland and Italy in January - February 2015 and my smartphone is on a Telstra plan. I'm more interested in using data rather than calls or text. Internet access is obviously invaluable whilst overseas and I do not need to bolster my argument on that with examples.

 

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Matt Bastin

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Re: Cost of International Roaming

Hi Matt,


Great post and very good questions. I believe you will find this site great and have all the answers to your questions, goes quite in depth while still being understandable to the average joe: http://goo.gl/cM923W

 

If you didn't want to pay the high costs for roaming packages overseas, I would suggest buying a prepaid sim in those countries and using that data. A quick Google search of carriers and options for France, Switzerland and Italy will provide you with a range of options. 

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Re: Cost of International Roaming

Hi Matt,


Great post and very good questions. I believe you will find this site great and have all the answers to your questions, goes quite in depth while still being understandable to the average joe: http://goo.gl/cM923W

 

If you didn't want to pay the high costs for roaming packages overseas, I would suggest buying a prepaid sim in those countries and using that data. A quick Google search of carriers and options for France, Switzerland and Italy will provide you with a range of options. 

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