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Hey AFF'ers Anyone know of a cheap way to call home (Australia) from NZ with mobile? Telstra int'l mobile rates are $2.80/min. Skype is not practical. Maybe a short term ...
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    cheap mobile call rates from nz back to australia?

    Hey AFF'ers

    Anyone know of a cheap way to call home (Australia) from NZ with mobile? Telstra int'l mobile rates are $2.80/min. Skype is not practical. Maybe a short term plan from Telecom NZ etc. I am here til March..

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    Re: cheap mobile call rates from nz back to australia?

    Buy a local pre-paid SIM, or use Skype with wi-fi.

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    Hey AFF'ers

    Anyone know of a cheap way to call home (Australia) from NZ with mobile? Telstra int'l mobile rates are $2.80/min. Skype is not practical. Maybe a short term plan from Telecom NZ etc. I am here til March..
    I believe that serfty has a NZ sim card so should be able to help with this.

    Alternately if you have a late model iPhone and have wifi access you could always use FaceTime.
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    Yeah, get yourself a Vodafone SIM card.

    Back to Oz a basic NZ89 per minute and a general NZ$2 cap for the first hour to Oz landlines.

    Easy - as ...

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    Re: cheap mobile call rates from nz back to australia?

    Quote Originally Posted by serfty View Post
    Yeah, get yourself a Vodafone SIM card.

    Back to Oz a basic NZ89 per minute and a general NZ$2 cap for the first hour to landlines.

    Easy - as ...

    thanks serfty.. yeah one of the guys at work hooked me up with the info. and youre right..it's easy as. plus when you top up you get an extra 10%. it's a vodafone prepaid Supa Prepay

    i bought a cheap phone for 39 bucks..all good..also 31c text

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    I just had a look at www.onemobile.com.au they're a new prepaid provider in Oz, but they recommend buying a prepaid calling card and using your company back home in NZ.

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