I'm about to travel to Europe for five weeks and because of the rate Telstra charges for a Day Pass, intend purchasing an o/s sim on arrival. I'm happy to pay the Vodafone rate, but not double that. My question is, if I divert my current Telstra mobile number to this new number, will any incoming diverted calls be treated as a call by Telstra and thus be charged - either as a pay-as-you-go call from Aus or as activating the Day Pass which would defeat the purpose? Does anybody know how this works? John
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If you divert your phone to the O/S number, then all diverted calls would be charged the international call rate for a call to the country that your mobile was in at the time (typically between $1.10 and $1.50 (plus $0.40 connection fee) per minute. Plus you would have wanted to divert it before you left.
It would be a very expensive option as it would end up costing more than the $10 per day option.
If you were to go the Vodafone route, you would be better off getting it before you left and telling people what your Vodafone number was and getting them to use that (just remember to top up your addon or you revert to normal roaming rates).
Thanks for your prompt and detailed response Jupiter. One more related question - if I divert my number to my partner's Australian number (she's on Vodafone) does the same costly arrangement apply, or would that be treated as a local call. She will be travelling with me. John
That should still be a standard call @jrnsk,however, Vodafone may charge the roaming Australian mobile a fee for receiving the call, you'd have to check with them.