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Ginand T

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Any tips on service providers please. Will be 6months in Bali 6 in aus. Do I just stick with Tls
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gtrken

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Not unless you want to pay $10 per day for overseas roaming every time you use it. By far the better option is to buy a cheap phone with a prepaid plan in Bali and give the number to your friends .

Cheers
Ken
 

Markit

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Depending upon your usage you might want to consider getting just a data plan here (renew online) and get a Skype international number. Your Bali number will disappear when you don't use it or refill it regularly.
 
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Fred2

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I have a IM3 and Simpati phone cards and pay RP25,000 every month in Australia to keep them active. The phones are booth iPhone (4s & 6s) they have been used in Indonesia for years so do not need the IMEI register. When in Surabaya I top up if needed and just use WIFI at home or ask for the password when every I go out.
 

Juggler

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get 2 sim cards...
In australia get a Aldi pay as you go $5 sim...lasts 12 months and it uses the telstra network. when in Oz you can ez change your plan for more use via the app.

For RI either get a local sim and use Wa or sign up for Rebtel on your Oz number. for USD$5 per month you can make unlimited calls to Oz mobile and landline. It will just rely on a internet connection here in RI if you keep the oz number. If you have a lacal number you can use the pulsa credit as well as wifi.

Beauty of rebtel is tha you can call landline
 

Tezza71

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get 2 sim cards...
In australia get a Aldi pay as you go $5 sim...lasts 12 months and it uses the telstra network. when in Oz you can ez change your plan for more use via the app.

For RI either get a local sim and use Wa or sign up for Rebtel on your Oz number. for USD$5 per month you can make unlimited calls to Oz mobile and landline. It will just rely on a internet connection here in RI if you keep the oz number. If you have a local number you can use the pulsa credit as well as wifi.

Beauty of rebtel is tha you can call landline
Hi Juggler, I've seen your post about REBTEL. and I'm keen to give it a try. Can I ask do you have an Australian SIM in your phone and obviously if you do you have Australian number. I've got an Australian SIM and number because I need it for access to My Gov and Centrelink, and I'm paying $55 a month for it. Is there a cheaper option which I'm missing out on.
 

Juggler

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Hi Juggler, I've seen your post about REBTEL. and I'm keen to give it a try. Can I ask do you have an Australian SIM in your phone and obviously if you do you have Australian number. I've got an Australian SIM and number because I need it for access to My Gov and Centrelink, and I'm paying $55 a month for it. Is there a cheaper option which I'm missing out on.
yes...if you have someone in oz that can buy and mail you a $2 aldi sim then go to the aldi website and port your number across to them. you can activate global roaming . it is expensive at $1 per minute for calls and 25cents a txt but it will be cheaper in the long run....you can get the 2 factor id txt from gov for 25cent.. check your voice mail for bout $1 and call back on rebtel I recharge my oz number wih $25 pay as you go. If i need to call back to oz just use the rebtel.
 

Ginand T

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get 2 sim cards...
In australia get a Aldi pay as you go $5 sim...lasts 12 months and it uses the telstra network. when in Oz you can ez change your plan for more use via the app.

For RI either get a local sim and use Wa or sign up for Rebtel on your Oz number. for USD$5 per month you can make unlimited calls to Oz mobile and landline. It will just rely on a internet connection here in RI if you keep the oz number. If you have a lacal number you can use the pulsa credit as well as wifi.

Beauty of rebtel is tha you can call landline
good info, will go to Aldi.
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Ginand T

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good info, will go to Aldi.
Thanks
Errr, scratching my head. I’m not good with phones. I’m in RI have 2 phones from Aus, 2 Aldi SIM and an Indo Telkomsel SIM
Tell me where to stick them an the beers on me