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overseas travel

how do I keep my number working while travelling overseas without using it ?

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Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: overseas travel

If you aren't going to use your service whilst overseas, then the Long Life Prepaid is a good option. Note: a prepaid service will remain active until 6 months after the last recharge expires, it then automatically cancels itself and you lose the number.


If you need to be able to use your service (for banking SMS, incoming calls), then a Post Paid service is the only option at the moment as International Roaming will not be available on Prepaid services until mid 2021.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

My Telstra

View and activate your international roaming status, and purchase international Data Packs with the My Telstra app.

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